Lessons on communication, community engagement and accountability for the Türkiye–Syria earthquake response

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Date published
23 Feb 2023
Factsheets and summaries
Accountability and Participation, Comms, media & information, Disasters, Earthquakes, Engaging with affected populations, Response and recovery
Turkey, Syria
CDAC Network

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye and northwest Syria on 6 February 2023, causing devastating damage and loss of life. As the disaster continues to unfold – and with a view towards recovery – humanitarian responders must prioritise the provision of life-saving information in relevant languages and formats, two-way communication and engagement with affected communities.

In a crisis of this magnitude, it will be critical to ensure that the needs of affected people inform response planning.

This briefing paper outlines top lessons and recommendations to strengthen communication, community engagement and accountability (CCEA) for the response in Türkiye and Syria.