Türkiye Earthquake Situation Report

February 13, 2023
Daily Situation Report

*This report is a product of the DEEP Remote Analysis Team comprising analysts and other professionals from Data Friendly Space (DFS). DFS wants to acknowledge the significant contributions of its staff to the analytical process, as well as their roles in the publication and finalisation of this report. The DEEP Remote Analysis Team has worked to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the findings presented herein. DFS appreciates the collaborative effort in bringing forth this comprehensive report, reflecting the combined expertise of all teams involved.

Key Developments

27, 244 tremors were felt between 6-10 February; aftershocks could last up to two years.

Priority geographical areas: The earthquakes severely affected the 10 provinces of Kahramanmaras, Adana, Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Kilis and Osmaniye, where about 13 million people are residing.

Priority needs: Shelter, heating, NFIs, food items and health are the short-term priority needs.

Priority affected groups: At least 70,000 people are displaced. Crisis Ready reports significant people movement out of Kahramanmaras and Hatay.

Shelter/NFIs: Official figures stand at 24,921 buildings destroyed. At least 150,000 people are homeless but more than 1 million people are staying in temporary shelters. Assessments of structural vulnerabilities of buildings ongoing throughout the region.

Health: As of 13 February afternoon, 80,278 injured people and 31,643 deaths were reported, a caseload higher than the past worst earthquake (17,000 deaths in 1999). Casualties numbers are still expected to rise significantly. Increased cases of diarrhea reported. High PSS needs. Around 15 hospitals in the 10 provinces have been damaged.

WASH: Restricted access to drinking water in Hatay, Diyarbakır, Sanliurfa, Adana, Adiyaman and Gaziantep provinces. Lack of access to toilets or sanitation facilities and high needs of hygiene and dignity kits.

Food: Food not reaching all affected areas. Shortage of baby formula reported.

Logistics: Roads around Gaziantep significantly damaged. As of 9 February, OCHA reports the airport in Hatay has been repaired and is open to ambulance airplanes.

Education: Schools are closed countrywide until 20 February and 1 March in the affected region.

Protection: Protection is a growing issue, with large numbers of unidentified and separated children, overcrowded shelters and displacement conditions. Anti-Syrians sentiment is growing.

Response: In many locations, rescue operations have halted as chances to find survivors are near impossible. Relief goods are being delivered to the urban areas but are slow to reach rural areas.

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