Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

rubble from earthquake in turkey in syria
Update 09.06.2023

Essential information on visa for relatives, donation, psychological help and more

The horrific earthquakes on February 6th, 2023, destroyed large parts of southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. Millions of people are affected in those regions, and many have lost their homes. So far, 60000 have been reported dead.

Many in Germany have been trying to support their affected relatives. Here you can learn about the ways your loved ones might be able to come to Germany and other relevant topics.

As soon as there are any developments, we will inform you here on our website. All information is also available in German, Turkish and Arabic.

Main source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

How should I deal with my grief?

I lost loved ones in the earthquake. I am not feeling well. What can I do?

The loss of loved ones can cause emotional wounds. If you live in Germany and have lost loved ones in the earthquake, you must seek help. Psychological support and grief work are essential to cope with the loss. In our chapter "Mental Health," you will find information and support services.

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