The situation remains dramatic after the Turkey and Syria earthquakes that occurred on the night of 6 February.
JRS staff in Syria reports significant damage in Aleppo, with collapsed or uninhabitable hospitals, lack of electricity, and broken or very difficult connections. People are shaken and frightened, with many who preferred to remain outdoors in the cold and rain fearing the aftershocks.
The Jesuits have opened their building in Aziziyé, which was declared safe, where displaced people can find shelter and support.
We remain in solidarity with the people of Syria who have long been suffering because of the war and socio-economic consequences, with millions of displaced people. As the weight of multiple traumas makes the future seem daunting, we pray that the Syrian people may soon find healing and peace.