If you would like to help those in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria who have been affected by the Kahramanmaras earthquake, we have compiled a list of current donation appeals below. You can also scroll to the end of the page for specific prayer points.

Financial Support

Medair

For more than 30 years, Medair has been responding to urgent health crises around the world, intervening in more than 45 countries. Mediar is on the ground in Aleppo, Syria, helping people access safe drinking water, warm blankets and clothes and emergency shelter.

Donate to Medair here.

Baptist World Aid

Baptist World Aid is working with Christian Partners, including Baptist organisations, to provide emergency aid to families impacted by the earthquakes. The full extent of damage is still not known. They are assessing what communities need as the situation unfolds, but your gift could help provide:

    • Safe drinking water for people to prevent dehydration
    • Items to help people stay warm, such as blankets and clothes
    • Emergency shelter items to protect those who have lost their homes from harsh winter conditions

Donate to Baptist World Aid here.

Emergency Action Alliance

15 Australian-based charities have combined to work together under the banner of The Emergency Action Alliance. These organisations are experts in humanitarian aid, specialise in different areas of disaster response and use their reach and resources to save lives around the world. Now instead of feeling confused about what charity to donate to when disaster strikes overseas, the EAA gives you one single, trustworthy way to make an impact.

Donate to The Emergency Action Alliance here.

Australian Red Cross Earthquake Appeal

Donations to the Australian Red Cross Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Appeal will help provide immediate and longer-term relief to communities affected by the earthquakes.

That support may include:

    • emergency relief assistance such as search and rescue and first aid services, health, shelter and non-food items
    • specialist aid workers to assist local teams to respond to the crisis
    • helping people to restore contact with family members separated by the earthquakes by offering services to maintain family links and locate missing family members
    • monitoring and evaluation of the operation.

Donate to The Australian Red Cross Türkiye-Syria Earthquakes Appeal here.

UNICEF

UNICEF teams are on the ground, providing urgent assistance to children and families impacted by the devastating earthquake.

Donate to UNICEF here.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders have mobilised teams in North-Western Syria and Gaziantep, Türkiye to respond to increasing medical needs in the area. DWB are providing immediate support to 23 health facilities across Idlib and Aleppo governorates by donating emergency medical kits and supporting them with medical staff to reinforce their teams. MSF teams are also distributing blankets and essential life kits to displaced people in the region.

Donate to Doctors without Borders here.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR is on the ground with emergency items including tents, blankets, and hygiene items.

Donate to the UNHCR here.

The White Helmets (Local Syrian Charity)

This is a local Syrian non for profit organisation made up of 3,000 volunteers. The White Helmets are on the ground working non-stop to rescue survivors from under the rubble. Many of the volunteers personally know the victims and those who have been rescued.

Donate to The White Helmets here.

World Vision

World Vision is providing aid to the most vulnerable children and families. WV is assisting people with access to temporary shelters, heaters, clean water, and critically needed healthcare. They’re also providing care for children whose families aren’t able to in the midst of this crisis.

Donate to World Vision here.

Spiritual Support


We know, when we pray together, we’re even stronger.

Matthew 18:19-20 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.“

Prayer Points

  • Please ask the Lord to be with families shocked by the loss of loved ones and to bring comfort to those hurting amid unrest and uncertainty
  • That survivors would be quickly rescued
  • For strength and wisdom for all emergency and medical staff
  • For the church to be beacons of hope, and equipped to help their communities

If you’re feeling anxious we encourage to you reach out to your friends and family, your Heavenly Father, or even us. Now is the time to show love, patience, kindness and that starts when we open the conversation with each other. If you’re feeling unsettled have a read of this peace prayer, Sally Hewitt shared on air last year.