We’re collating resources to support teachers covering the recent devastating earthquake in Turkey. First and foremost, we’ve shared links to anyone who can support NGOs working to help those affected. Additionally, there are links to support teachers in sensitively delivering events such as the earthquake, including advice on supporting the young people affected.
There are many aid agencies providing support to those affected by the recent earthquake that has affected tens of thousands of people in Turkey and Syria, including:
- DEC Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal
- Save the Children Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal
- British Red Cross Earthquake Appeal
Please email us if you are aware of other aid agencies providing support or can provide a link for donations to aid agencies.
Below we have included links to websites that support teaching events such as this in a considered way. After all, many children from Turkey and Siria are being educated in schools outside of the country and may be in one of your classes.
Warning – Some of these videos contain footage you may find distressing.
BBC News Turkey – Syria Earthquake Home
The Economist (requires a free account)
Sky News Turkey – Syria Earthquake Home
Newly available Maxar satellite imagery shows several hundred meters long surface rupture with horizontal displacements up to 4m near Nurdağı, Gaziantep province, Turkey. pic.twitter.com/3JVZTTHrk1
— Nahel Belgherze (@WxNB_) February 9, 2023
The M7.8 earthquake in Türkiye occurred on a strike-slip fault. During this type of faulting event one side of the fault slides horizontally past the other. Things that cross the fault like fences, roads or train tracks are good markers for showing the way the fault moved. https://t.co/uAxHsDnf59 pic.twitter.com/XreVABZnl1
— Wendy Bohon, PhD 🌏 (@DrWendyRocks) February 8, 2023
Why did the earthquakes in Turkey happen? pic.twitter.com/eA91LNZpM0
— Wendy Bohon, PhD 🌏 (@DrWendyRocks) February 7, 2023
An unfolding thread helping us understand the nature of the devastating earthquake affecting Turkey and Syria.
— Alistair Hamill MCCT (@lcgeography) February 6, 2023