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After devastating quake, thousands of Syrians return home to war zone

Syrians who lived in Turkey, stand together with belongings after they crossed into Syria at the border crossing of Bab al-Hamam in rebel-held town of Afrin, Syria February 17, 2023.

Bab Hamam Crossing, Syria Reuters Youssef Qramo fled conflict in Syria for safety in neighbouring Turkey but after the deadly earthquake which devastated parts of both countries, he and thousands of fellow Syrians are returning to their homes in the war zone – at least for now. Taking advantage of an offer from Turkish authorities […]

Essay: Responding to catastrophe

Syria earthquake destruction

World Vision’s CLYNTON BEUKES – based in Amman, Jordan, outlines World Vision’s reponse to the earthquake that’s devastated large parts of Turkey and Syria…

Updated: Rescuers dig through rubble as Turkey-Syria quake death toll passes 7,800

Turkey - Hatay - earthquake rescuers

Updated: 10:45am, 8th February (AEST)Antakya, Turkey Reuters The death toll of a devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 7,800 people on Tuesday as rescuers worked against time in harsh winter conditions to dig survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings. As the scale of the disaster became ever more […]