Older women, people over 70, and older people with disabilities at greater risk.
HelpAge International's statement on the latest earthquake in Turkiye's Hatay province.
We bring you the stories of older people who have survived and now need to find ways to rebuild their lives.
In the wake of the catastrophic earthquakes that struck parts of Turkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, our partner the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA) has been hard at work in Syria, providing for the affected population.
The opening of the two borders Bab Alsalam and Jarablus will now allow us to escalate our work and get urgently needed aid in quicker.
An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Turkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023. This was followed by another 7.5 magnitude earthquake a few hours later. The death toll has now passed 5,000 and the numbers are expected to rise.
Older people must not be overlooked in the response to the earthquake which struck near the Syrian border in south-eastern Turkiye today.
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