Support for those affected by the Turkey Syria earthquake

Statement from Councillor Jonathan Owen Leader East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 

Councillor Jonathan Owen

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are thinking of those people impacted by two devastating earthquakes in south-eastern Turkey near the border with Syria on Monday 6 February 2023.  

A summary of the incident and travel advice can be found on GOV.UK

Jonathan Owen, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council said “I, along with my colleague across the council, wish to express our deep sympathy for all those affected in Turkey and Syria and for those in our area with loved ones in the region. This is heightened for us as a result of having participated in an international support programme with Turkey in 2011 through the UK Local Government Alliance. Through this programme, we established connections with colleagues about whom we are now gravely concerned.” 

“We recognise many will want to help and several Disaster Emergency Committee charities have launched appeals and are supporting the response. You can find links to these below.”


Action Against Hunger

British Red Cross

CARE International

Christian Aid

International Rescue Committee

Islamic Relief


Save the Children

World Vision

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