The situation remains dramatic in northern Syria after the powerful earthquakes that hit on the 6th of February.
People have lost loved ones, their houses and income, and they are now lacking adequate shelter and basic needs, as temperatures are plunging.
This shock comes after twelve years of war, the economic crisis, the pandemic, and a recent cholera outbreak. Many are feeling desperate.
How can you help Syrians
New needs are arising for the people affected by the earthquake. Please make a donation and help us continue to accompany the thousands of families distressed and traumatized by this new tragedy.
How is JRS responding to the emergency in northern Syria
JRS immediately responded to the crisis providing people with shelter, food, and basic needs to face the harsh weather conditions. JRS health clinics have reopened to assist people affected by the earthquake, and volunteers are accompanying the affected communities as new needs arise.
“As well as the physical rubble that devastated so many lives, there now is a huge amount of psychological rubble on top of the city as well. As well as the material aid this has to be a key part of the response of helping people recover.” Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ, JRS Syria Country Director.