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Stand with Turkey and Syria


7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the nations of Syria and Turkey, leaving massive destruction on both sides of the border.

Reports indicate that more than 50,000 people have died with countless others injured. Rescuers are working diligently to locate survivors amidst the rubble.

Turkey-Syria Response


Baptist Response

Baptist church leaders in Turkey are mobilising response efforts, and leaders in Lebanon are working with Syrian Baptists to respond to needs in the communities impacted.

The Hungarian Baptist Aid Rescue24 team consisting of 19 specialists and 7 rescue dogs is in Turkey working tirelessly to rescue more people stuck in the rubble.

European Baptist Federation together with German Baptist Aid (GBA), the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD/MERATH) and other BFAD partners are coordinating their response to best support our churches working on the ground and helping people affected by this disaster.


Earthquake Appeal

This is yet another disaster in our region but we are ever so grateful for our leaders and churches in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, and for the HBAid Rescue24 team who are on the ground, helping people and planning for future actions. Please support them in your prayers and please support their response financially. You can send your donation to the EBF bank account marked "Earthquake Appeal".


When you and your church give to this appeal, you are helping people affected by disasters in Turkey and Syria today - with shelter, warm clothes, food, water and hygiene items - and wherever it is needed in the future.



  • Beneficiary: European Baptist Federation

  • Address: Postjesweg 150, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Bank Name: Spar- und Kreditbank Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden eG, Bad Homburg, Germany

  • IBAN: DE64 5009 2100 0000 1717 00


Gifts of GBP (British Pounds)

  • Beneficiary: European Baptist Federation

  • Sort code: 30-99-38

  • Account number: 03118475

  • BIC: LOYDGB21262

  • IBAN: GB66LOYD30993803118475


Please note on your transfer: Earthquake Appeal

For further inquiries concerning the Ukraine Appeal, please contact: Helle Liht, Assistant General Secretary, at


Prayer Requests

  • Pray for the leadership of the Turkish Baptist Alliance and its churches

  • Pray for the leadership of the Baptist Convention of Syria and its churches

  • Pray for our partners in Lebanon working with the Syrian churches that are supporting people who are suffering from afar

  • Pray for the Hungarian Baptist Aid Rescue24 Team working on the ground

  • Pray for the rescue operations that they might still yet find survivors under the rubble

  • Pray for the families who have lost loved ones and whose loved ones are currently missing

  • Pray for those making decisions about the disaster response in both Turkey and Syria

  • Pray for the compounded pain of the millions of displaced persons in Syria and Lebanon


HBAid Rescue24 team at work in Antakya, Turkey.

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