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On 6 February, a 7.8 earthquake struck Turkye and Syria, leading to wide-scale destruction  across already vulnerable districts  in Aleppo, Idlib, Hama, Homs, Lattakia, Tartous, Ar-Raqqa. A second 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred the same day in addition to several aftershocks, with an epicenter 23 km away from Nurdagui district in Turkye.

In addition to loss of life and devastating injury, the earthquakes have resulted in the destruction of critical infrastructure -- including thousands of homes, health facilities, schools and water networks -- leaving thousands vulnerable to further harm in both Syria GoS and NW Syria.

The multisectoral Emergency Earthquake Appeal estimates that approximately 5.3 million people live in high intensity impact areas (MMI 6+), while needs assessments conducted to date indicate that hundreds of thousands of people have been directly affected. A total of

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