Event Date 22 February 2023
According to latest reports, a combined total of more than 35,000 people have already been confirmed dead across both Türkiye and Syria, with the number rising by the hour.
In war-torn North West Syria, a lack of infrastructure due to more than a decade of protracted conflict has left the affected population even more vulnerable. Millions of internally displaced Syrians are living in camps, and those hit hard by the crisis are entirely reliant on international aid to assist with this emergency. Communications are almost completely down, and health facilities are understaffed and under-resourced. The situation on the ground is dire.
This year I am dedicating all my birthday presents to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkey. May Allah make it easy on them and their families.