Syria/Turkey Earthquakes Situation Report #7

Mar 08, 2023
  • Description


  • The death toll from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has surpassed 50,000 people—including 45,968 confirmed deaths in Turkey and 7,259 in Syria.


  • International Medical Corps has been present in Syria since 2008.

  • We are currently working in 10 governorates across the country, supporting 33 health facilities that in 2022 provided more than 620,000 health consultations and supported 6,850 mental health cases.

  • International Medical Corps worked in Turkey from 2012 until 2018, with extensive programs in southern areas (including Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Mersin and Sanliurfa) providing health, MHPSS, GBV, child protection, nutrition and WASH programs.


  • In Syria, we are operating six mobile medical units and two mobile medical teams that have provided 7,870 primary, emergency and surgical healthcare consultations.

  • We have conducted PFA sessions in temporary accommodation shelters that have reached 3,254 people.

  • We have delivered more than 15 metric tons of medications, medical supplies and cholera kits to support facilities in Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia, with more supplies on the way.

  • In Turkey, we are working with local partners to procure and distribute nonfood items and food to support IDPs in camps and shelters. So far, our teams have reached 13,626 people with support