Türkiye Earthquake Situation Report

February 14, 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

3,170 tremors were felt between 6-14 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 and increased population flow in the west (Mersin, Osmaniye) and east (Gaziantep).

Shelter/NFIs: Official figures stand at 47,000 buildings heavily damaged. 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 and planned to be completed by the end of the week.

Health: As of 14 February evening, 105,505 people injured and 35,418 deaths were reported, a caseload higher than the past worst earthquake (33,000 deaths in 1939). 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. Provinces affected produce 20.9% of the country's crop production.

Logistics: Shortages of fuel reported. Gas is planned to be restored in Gaziantep province by the end of the week.

Protection: Protection is a growing issue, with large numbers of unidentified and separated children and overcrowded shelters. 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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