In the aftermath of the strong earthquakes that struck eastern Turkey on October 23rd and November 9th, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams - in collaboration with local organisations - have distributed 2,000 winterised tents and 2,000 cooking kits to 12,000 people living in Van and Ercis; the cities most affected by the quake.; In the end of November 2011 MSF extended its activities in the region through the provision of mental health care to the affected population.