What is MSF doing in Türkiye?
Key figures (as of February 25, 2023)
- More than 27,000 hygiene kits distributed
- More than 14,000 relief items distributed
- More than 20,000 liters of water provided
- More than 180,000 meals served
- More than 9,000 food items distributed
- More than 34 metric tons of wood distributed
Because MSF is not registered in Türkiye, all MSF relief activities are carried out in collaboration with local nongovernmental and civil society organizations.
Supply donations and water and sanitation
MSF teams donated generators as well as more than 7,000 hygiene kits and relief items, such as blankets, sleeping bags, power banks, electrical stoves, diapers, and winter clothing. We have also donated more than 20,000 liters of water, a vehicle for transporting medicine, and fuel for mobile clinics.
We have donated 250 hygiene kits and 400 thermal undergarments for first responders (health care workers and search and rescue teams) and donated food in villages on the outskirts of the town.
MSF donated 3,000 hygiene kits to the Turkish Red Crescent.
MSF teams donated medical and non-medical items to Islahiye hospital and a camp for displaced people, as well as hygiene kits to the Turkish Red Crescent.
In Hatay we have donated more than 3,000 relief items, tents, and 14,000 hygiene kits and provided food and water for hospitals. MSF teams have also donated more than 8,000 food items, including bread and food kits. And we've improved access to water and sanitation in the town and makeshift camps for displaced people by installing more than 60 showers in camps and three water points in parks.
In addition, MSF supported a partner organization in conducting mobile clinics focusing on mother and child care (prenatal care, neonatal care, infant and child care) ands made a medical donation of scabies treatment.
MSF supported the distribution of 180,000 hot meals to 6,000 people in four camps in Kilis with the International Blue Crescent and Turkish Red Crescent.
MSF assessed water and sanitation needs in rural areas of the Nurdağı district.
Kahramanmaras, Pazarcik, and Kayseri
MSF teams donated relief items, such as sleeping bags, winter clothes for babies, and personal care items, as well as hygiene kits. Our teams also provided fresh fruit and vegetables to organizations offering meals to displaced people.
MSF donated 500 hygiene kits and 150 packs of adult diapers for people in informal camps and villages in hard-to-reach areas.
Mental health support
Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Pazarcik and Kayseri
MSF has provided mental health and psychosocial support for people affected by the earthquake, including volunteers and search and rescue teams engaged in the response through individual and group work. We've also donated pedagogical materials for psychosocial workshops.