Türkiye Earthquake Situation Report

February 17, 2023
Weekly 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

Over 4,300 tremors were felt between 6-16 February; aftershocks could last up to two years.

Priority geographical areas: Hatay, Kahranmanmaras and Gaziantep are reportedly hardest hit. In total, 11 provinces have been affected including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Kilis, Osmaniye, and Elazig where about 13.5 million people are residing.

Short-term priority needs: Shelter, heating, NFIs, WASH, food items and health including PSS are the short-term priority needs.

Priority affected groups: At least one million people are in emergency/temporary shelters. Figures about displacement, location and shelter type remains a significant information gap.

Shelter/NFIs: Official figures stand at 61,700 buildings heavily damaged as of 16 February, with over 263,800 apartments.

Health: As of 16 February, 108,000 injured people and 36,200 deaths were reported. 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 leading to open defecation and increased risk of waterborne disease. High needs of hygiene and dignity kits.

Food: Shortage of baby formula reported. Provinces affected produce 20.9% of the country's crop production.

Logistics: Fuel sources, including coal and wood are needed to supply sufficient heating.

Protection: Protection is a growing issue, with large numbers of unidentified and separated children and unsafe and overcrowded shelters increasing risk of gender-based violence. Syrian refugees may not always have equal access to emergency shelter.

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