The world is still reeling from the amount of devastation and loss of life in Eastern Turkey and Northern Syria. A 7.8 earthquake occurred early in the morning on Monday, February 6, 2023. The death toll will soon reach 50,000+ and is predicted to keep rising. This disaster event has layers of complications and the scope of impact is significant. Millions have lost their homes and everything they own overnight.
Read below for updates.
February 16, 2023 Update
Bethel Global Response arrived on the ground in Turkey 48 hours after the event and has been there ever since. We are meeting families' immediate needs by providing things such as tents, sleeping bags, hygiene kits, warm meals, and food boxes. We continue to assess needs, including identifying vulnerable populations where aid is not reaching. Doors are opening for assistance to finally access Syria, many whose citizens are just now receiving assistance, ten days after the event.
It is our honor to run alongside of faithful partners in the field to extend our reach beyond what we could achieve on our own. Mercy Chefs, Hand of Hope, and Water Mission have enabled us to run further on the ground in Turkey and Syria. Please pray as our teams continue to follow the presence of God leading us in disaster response in the Middle East. May God be glorified in all we do while Jesus stands firm as the hope of the nations.
Bethel Global Response oversees a team of over 1,000 people who are trained to respond to disasters. While carrying the atmosphere of heaven, we tangibly display the love of Jesus by meeting physical needs through ash outs, relief and recovery training, food distribution, and more. We meet people in moments of crisis with hope and love. Through these divine opportunities, we see life restored and people beginning to dream again.
October 20, 2022
Bethel Global Response was invited to re-engage in Carr Fire long-term recovery by the Community Foundation of the North State through forestry recovery and mitigation, and gladly accepted their invitation.
October 13, 2022
In response to an invitation to provide assistance to our nation's southern border, Bethel Global Response has plugged into a migrant base that God is using to bless the nations and equip believers for His name.
October 13, 2022
War against Ukraine was declared February 24, 2022 and since then we have seen the largest refugee crisis to hit eastern Europe since World War II. Bethel Global Response began their work on the ground seven days later and hasn’t left since.