Humanitarian assistance in response to earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

  • Joint media release with:
  • The Hon Pat Conroy MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Minister for Defence Industry

The Australian Government will provide an initial $10 million in humanitarian assistance to those affected by the devastating earthquakes that have struck Türkiye and Syria.

In Türkiye, Australia will provide $7 million in lifesaving assistance. $4 million of this will be provided through our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners for food and items such as tents and blankets to support those injured and evacuated. A further $3 million will be allocated as needs become clearer.

In Syria, Australia will provide $3 million through our longstanding partner, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), for immediate needs including shelter, clean water and sanitation, with a focus on women and girls.

Australia's assistance will target those in greatest need.

We extend Australia's deepest sympathies to families and communities that have lost loved ones, and those whose lives and livelihoods have been affected.

Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.

Media enquiries

  • Minister's office: (02) 6277 7500
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