Turkey Earthquake Response

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake

On Monday, February 6, 2023, Turkey (and several surrounding nations) were rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Our prayers go out to the families of the victims, which has now reached over 40,000. 

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced both in Turkey and Northern Syria.  

HHI has provided initial funds for local churches to assist with food supplies, rescue efforts, and temporary housing. In addition, we are partnering with a local Christian relief and development organization which is providing medical care and sanitation care to victims. We continue to be in contact with local Christians. 

Our team is monitoring the situation and adjusting the relief response appropriately. Please continue to pray specifically for the following:


  • Strength, protection, and endurance for local relief workers
  • Smooth transportation in crisis hit areas and politically sensitive areas
  • Locals who are rising up in leadership capacities
  • Prayer for longevity of support and help. It will be a long journey ahead for healing and rebuilding.
  • Children and teens in these affected areas, specifically in Syria