One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in 100 years.
In the early hours of the 6th February, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake reverberated across 10 provinces in the south of Türkiye and devastated large parts of Syria. The earthquake and significant aftershocks have been felt throughout the region, as far as North East Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. A second earthquake of 7.5 magnitude happened within hours. This is one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in 100 years and made thousands homeless, while the region is experiencing freezing weather and snowstorms.
What have we done so far?
To support volunteers and humanitarians working on the Türkiye-Syria earthquake response, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy has compiled free resources on a Response Learning Hub.
Responders can access a range of learning and training resources in relevant areas including Humanitarian Essentials; Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and Child Protection in Emergencies.
Content on the Hub is available in Arabic and English; Turkish will be added with regular updates as the response continues.
Rachel O’Brien, Director of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy said:
“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the devastating earthquake, and we hope that the Hub serves as a critical resource for volunteers and humanitarians.”
“Content from the Hub is drawn from Kaya, our free e-learning platform driving locally led learning. Kaya includes courses developed in partnership with local partners across the Middle East, where over 90k of our 650,000 learners are based.”
“When a crisis happens there is fear and despair, the feeling of vulnerability and helplessness.”
“The right learning can empower people to confidently support a response.”
Content on the Response Learning Hub is already being accessed by thousands of people and humanitarians responding to the Ukraine Emergency. The Hub provides relevant learning for various stages of the response, including for when reconstruction begins.
This is a live and ongoing crisis. This page will be updated regularly with more information and resources.