About the project
In 2023 a series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria killed more than 50,000 people. More than seven million children lived in the affected regions, leaving many traumatised and struggling to cope.
Maya Vakfi, an organisation that works to improve the quality of life of children and youth, set up an emergency programme to support those suffering from trauma. In the short term, they have established mobile teams in the affected areas of Turkey to provide “psychological first aid”, which aims to reduce children’s stress symptoms after a natural disaster or traumatic event.
Providing trauma support to Ukrainian children in Turkey
Separately, Maya Vakfi is also providing psychosocial support to Ukrainian children who have fled to Turkey following the Russian invasion.