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On Monday, February 6, a massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit southern Turkey and neighbouring Syria. There is deep concern for all those affected, particularly the thousands who have lost their homes and their lives

Canada will match donations to the Canadian Red Cross Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria Appeal. Every donation made by individuals to the Canadian Red Cross between February 6 and 22, 2023, will be matched, up to a maximum of $10 million.

Once the matching period ends, the Canadian Red Cross will allocate the total amount of funding to support the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in its response to the humanitarian needs caused by the earthquakes. These critical funds will allow the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support immediate and ongoing humanitarian efforts.

The United Church is also receiving donations through its Global Emergency Response Fund. Please read a statement about that here