Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: What is MSF doing?
Following the powerful earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the increasing needs. MSF teams in northwestern Syria began treating patients within the first hours after the earthquake struck. MSF emergency teams are assessing the needs in the most affected areas of southern Turkey, officially renamed Türkiye. More than 46,000 people have been killed and many more injured and left homeless across the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as bodies are recovered from the rubble. Two MSF staff members have died, while others have lost family members and loved ones.