News Release

Church Reaches Out to Earthquake Victims in Turkey

On 23 October, Van, Turkey, suffered a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The survivors are receiving badly needed supplies through the humanitarian Emergency Response system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The effort is being made in concert with the Turkish Government and a local relief agency.

At least 461 lives were claimed by the quake, and many who escaped were injured. Cold weather in the region makes blankets vital to those left homeless.

Currently the Church also is sending aid to other countries suffering from natural disasters. Thailand, Africa, Philippines and Japan are among them.

Read the Church News coverage of these relief measures at:

Church reaches out to victims of Turkey quake


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