On 6 February 2023, a Mw 7.8 earthquake struck southern and central Turkey
and northern and western Syria. The epicenter was 37 km (23 mi) west–
northwest of Gaziantep. The earthquake had a maximum Mercalli intensity of
XI (Extreme). It was followed by a Mw 7.7 earthquake. This earthquake was
centered 95 km (59 mi) north-northeast from the first. There was widespread
damage and tens of thousands of fatalities.
CHIRAJ in associate with Heal – Corp (USA) started our humanitarian relief
for the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. In addition, CHIRAJ coordinated with
the Director of Health Turkey. CHIRAJ under the leadership of Dr. Rajeev
Fernando will be assisting at a refugee center/ field hospital on a ship to
assist the overwhelmed hospitals at the sites of destruction.