A series of devastating earthquakes have hit southern Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and north-west Syria killing over 41,000 people and injuring many more.
The first deadly earthquake struck while people were inside their homes, asleep in their beds, with no warning signs. Thousands of buildings, including hospitals and schools, have collapsed and infrastructure has been badly damaged. Local responders are desperately searching through the rubble for survivors.
People have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions and desperately need blankets, emergency shelter, food and clean water.
Help charities working in Turkey and Syria by donating to the Disasters Emergency Committee via Rev Calder's JustGiving page below.
Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bryce-calder7
You can find out more about the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal via their website: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/turkey-syria-earthquake-appeal