The earthquake

“Their whole world crumbled before their eyes”

Already having challenges to access assistance pre-earthquake – as Syrian children have fewer opportunities to be integrated into Turkish kindergartens – and with schools closed for several weeks in a row, Syrian mothers’ role as caregivers has become increasingly difficult. And it’ll have long-lasting consequences, especially on the psychological level for both the mothers and their young children.

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Solidarity is still alive among Syrians

At the time of the earthquake catastrophe, Syrians came again together. They crossed the conflict-made borders to help and support each other’s. Hate speech disappeared from the social media. Civil society organizations, born after the 2011’s uprising, prove once again to be more effective than States and international agencies.

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