USAR Teams and EMT teams deploying to Syria are invited to provide updates on the Virtual OSOCC (via comments below) and/or contact the INSARAG Secretariat (email@example.com)
Please note that as 20th February, it was communicated that Search and Rescue teams are not longer required in Lattakia, Tartous, Homs, Hama and Aleppo.
A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC) is in Syria supporting the coordination of international teams. Contact: Jake Morland: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6th February earthquake in Turkiye has heavily impacted Syria where 4.1 million people, most of them women and children, were already relying on humanitarian assistance.
224 buildings were completely destroyed and at least 325 partially damaged and in 17 subdistricts, according to initial information.
Preliminary assessments indicate that the sub-districts of Harim, Atmeh, Sarmada, Atareb, and Kafr Takharim are among the worst hit areas.
Partners have reported that their offices and warehouses have been damaged and hospitals are overwhelmed. There are urgent needs for tents and non-food items, in particular blankets, heating fuel, stoves and plastic sheets.
Several partners have launched assessments and results are expected in the coming days.
International Organization for Migration and the Office for High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) partners have a total stock of some 2,000 tents and approximately 1,700 non-food Item kits pre-positioned inside Syria.
UNHCR reported that 1,000 additional tents are available in its warehouse in Gaziantep.
The World Health Organization has released trauma kits from warehouses to at least 16 hospitals in Syria.