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Rushing Critical Aid to Turkey

Field Report by Jonathan Macnab

Operation Blessing Rushing Critical Aid to Turkey Following Deadly Earthquake

TURKEY (February 7, 2023) – Just one day after a catastrophic earthquake shook Turkey and Syria, the region has descended into chaos and darkness. But there is hope with Operation Blessing’s international disaster response team rushing critical aid to Turkey. Friends like you are a light in the darkness sending portable solar lanterns and other much-needed relief supplies into the fray to help those in desperate need.

And there are many, many people in need right now. With thousands of collapsed buildings in southeastern Turkey, millions are without shelter. Over 5,000 have been reported as dead at this point, but sadly there is no telling how high that number will soar as search and rescue operations continue. Please join us in prayer for the millions of people agonizing over lost and missing loved ones.

Friends Like You are Showing God’s Love

Operation Blessing President Gordon Robertson said, “It is heartbreaking…But Operation Blessing is doing something about it. We are sending an international team there right now to assess and then determine how we get our international centers mobilized just as we did for the Ukrainian refugee crisis, how we get the teams mobilized to do serious work on the ground, to help the refugees, to help those who are now homeless in the middle of winter. We want to be there for them in their time of need, to let them know that God loves them, and we love them too, and we want to be there and help them.”

Stay tuned for more information about Operation Blessing’s Turkey response. To donate to disaster relief efforts, visit:

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