With the earthquake on the morning of February 6th, the southeast of our country has evolved into a completely different reality. Millions of our people, who think they will go to school or work the next day and have plans, have woken up to a world without homes, schools, or workplaces. As an organization born out of the work in the 99 Marmara Earthquake, we deeply feel the pain of the disaster.
We have been working in Hatay and Adana since the first week of the earthquake. We know that women and children suffer much more from inequalities based on gender roles in disasters. For this reason, it is our priority here on the field to listen to the needs of women and children and to the problems they face. On February 13, we reported our observations and the transfers of our meetings.
Since last week, we have been distributing drinking water, women’s and children’s underwear, baby food, diapers, and hygiene materials in Hatay. We closely observe changing needs and problems.
We would like to share our work with a second information note. You can reach our report, in which we share the specific needs of women and children and the gender-based risks they face, here and at the links below.