On Monday, February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the populated border region of southeast Turkey, parts of northern Lebanon, and Syria’s northwestern region already struggling a decade of conflict, including large portions of Aleppo and northern Idlib. The area is subject to continued aftershocks that register in the 6- and 7-magnitude scale.
As an organization representing the art and culture of the region, we can’t ignore such tragedies when they occur or deny the impacts of war and western interventionism that aggravate their effect.
Although we’ll continue to make sure we update ourselves on the details as they emerge, we share below some resources amplifying the voices from the ground, as well as those local and non-profit efforts to make sure aid gets where it’s needed. We endeavour to keep the list up-to-date. Where you see inaccuracies or resources we may have missed, please let us know at email@example.com
Social and scientific explainer of the earthquakes and their aftermath, by BBC