05/01/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many aftershocks struck southeast Turkey near the Syrian border in early February.
By the (conservative) numbers:
- More than 50,000 people killed.
- More than 300,000 collapsed or heavily damaged buildings.
- More than two million people were displaced.
There is scant media attention two months later. The public turned its short attention span to other things.
But the crisis continues for displaced families in the region that struggle under extreme conditions. They lack adequate shelter, food, and necessities. It’s a gut punch for Christians already facing threats in heavily Muslim communities under a hostile government.
International Christian Concern (ICC) joined the massive relief effort through local workers we trust. ICC spent tens of thousands of dollars on tents, food, clothing, hygiene products, generators, and more, thanks to your support.
ICC is in this for the long haul. With so many churches destroyed and a government that doesn’t want them there, we are committed to helping the Christian community rebuild.
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