Sweden providing additional EUR 3 million in emergency assistance to those affected by earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is providing approximately EUR 3 million in emergency assistance to those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria via four of its humanitarian partner organisations. The aid will go to meeting basic needs such as winter clothing, water and psychosocial support for children. In total, Sweden is now providing approximately EUR 13.6 million to those affected in the two countries.
“Meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquakes is our top priority. It’s therefore excellent – and in line with the Government’s priorities – that Sweden is able to provide swift and flexible support through Sida to humanitarian organisations working in Türkiye and Syria,” says Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell.
The organisations receiving approximately EUR 3 million to provide humanitarian assistance are the Norwegian Refugee Council, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children and Oxfam. Sida is providing six grants to these partners through its rapid response mechanism.
The emergency assistance will go to meeting people’s basic needs such as winter clothing, water and psychosocial support for children. It will include cash support to households to enable them to purchase necessities such as food and arrange shelter. The organisations will also provide essential hygiene items, health services and medicines, portable toilets, cholera prevention assistance and repairs to damaged water systems.
Sweden’s assistance to those affected by the earthquakes
About Sweden’s overall assistance to those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.