On 6 February, two major earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, devastating both countries. Scientists had issued warnings, but the scale of damage caused was never anticipated and had not been prepared for.
This page brings together our commentary on these earthquakes. It also features research and insights on lessons from previous earthquakes, the challenges of the humanitarian response in Syria, and wider geopolitical concerns facing Türkiye today.
Think Change podcast: Türkiye-Syria earthquakes – lessons learnt and what next?
Seismic risk exposes disaster risk management’s neglect of conflict
The Humanitarian Exchange Magazine
These special editions and articles of the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine focus on lessons to take from the humanitarian response to previous earthquakes in Haiti and Pakistan.
The humanitarian response in Syria
Türkiye's wider geopolitical concerns
The experts among us
Senior Leadership Team
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