A new report looks at the changing roles of older people in north-west Syria after 13 years of conflict and the devastation caused by the 2023 earthquake.
A catastrophic earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023. Thousands died, and many more were left homeless without shelter and livelihood in the freezing cold.
HelpAge international is working through local partners – the Syrian Expatriates Medical Association, Hope Revival Organization and Action for Humanity – to deliver the humanitarian response that is inclusive of older people, especially older women and those with disabilities.
One year after the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and north-west Syria, we look back on the impact on the region’s older people and the work done to provide them and their families with support.
We look at the survivors who now have to rebuild their lives, and at the humanitarian response of HelpAge’s partner SEMA.
We bring you the stories of older people who have survived and now need to find ways to rebuild their lives.
Mohammed Suleiman of the Syrian Expatriates Medical Association responds to the Syrian government agreeing to open two more border crossings to allow aid to be delivered to north-western Syria.
Our partner the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA) has been hard at work in Syria, providing for the affected population.
Our partners in Türkiye and Syria are informing us what older people affected by these earthquakes require.
Older people must not be overlooked in the response to the earthquake which struck near the Syrian border in south-eastern Türkiye. Read the press release.
HelpAge International’s statement on the latest earthquake in Turkiye’s Hatay province.