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On Monday, February 6, a massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit southern Turkey and neighbouring Syria. The United Church of Canada is deeply concerned for all those affected, particularly the thousands who have lost their homes and their lives. 

The United Church is in contact with partners in the region to learn more about the impact and understand how best to offer our support. Please include the people of Turkey, Syria, and other countries affected in your prayers, and consider making a donation to the emergency relief fund.

Image: GOPA-DERD team continues to intensify efforts in the areas most affected by the earthquake.

Image credit: GOPA-DERD in Aleppo, Latakia, Hama (Syria)