The death toll of the Turkey-Syria earthquake has reached over 11,200.
Rescue and recovery efforts are continuing after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Turkey and war-ravaged northern Syria on Monday.
The number of people impacted is in the millions.
The World Health Organization has suggested the final toll could rise as high as 20,000.
Rescue workers and residents are searching the rubble of demolished buildings across the region in desperate efforts to find survivors before another freezing cold night.
The Irish Red Cross’ partners at the Turkish Red Crescent and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are providing search and rescue support as well as shelter, food, water and medicine for those in the affected areas. Together they have delivered blankets, tents, bottles of water and are providing hot food to tens of thousands of people who are without shelter. Psychological First Aid is also being provided to the most vulnerable communities. Donations are being accepted at: www.redcross.ie
The Irish government is sending €2 million in emergency assistance to the affected countries.