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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending an initial shipment of food, clothes, blankets, medical supplies, medicines, shelters, water and sanitation kits and other items to victims of the February 6 earthquakes (7.8 and 7.6 magnitude) in Türkiye and Syria.

This important work is being done in collaboration with several relief organizations who have a long-standing presence on the ground in the two countries. Additional organizations are quickly being reviewed to expand the reach of Church funds.

The immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria is only the beginning of a long healing process. As is the case everywhere it has a presence, the Church of Jesus Christ seeks to meet the long-term needs of people affected by disasters. The faith is committed to helping Turks and Syrians emotionally, physically and spiritually recover and rebuild their societies.

The Church’s Europe Central Area Emergency Response Committee (organized in February 2022 in response to the conflict in Ukraine) is coordinating with the Middle East/Africa North Area to make this happen.

“We continue to mourn with our brothers and sisters in Türkiye and Syria,” said Elder Rubén V. Alliaud, a member of the Europe Central Area Presidency and the Emergency Response Committee chair. “We are deeply grateful to join with skilled humanitarian organizations and give these beloved people comfort and care in their critical hour of need.”

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