CSI-USA is asking for your earnest prayers and support for the recent tragedy in Turkey and Syria.

As of this morning, more than 11,000 people have been killed and more than forty thousand injured according to officials, after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, February, 7th. The quake, one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, struck 14.2 miles east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province.*

Thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries and there is particular concerned about northwestern Syria, where more than 4 million people are already relying on humanitarian assistance. In addition, freezing weather conditions are further endangering survivors and complicating rescue efforts, as more than 100 aftershocks have struck the region.

Currently CSI international is launching an effort to provide humanitarian relief through, among others, our longstanding partners in Antioch, Turkey and the surrounding areas, where at least one source reports that at least half of the city is destroyed. Buildings have crumbled, houses of worship have been destroyed and relatively little effort has been made to provide relief.*

Please join with us in prayer for our brothers and sisters in this region, and for all who have been effected by this natural disaster. We would also ask that you prayerfully consider giving. CSI is always ready to provide assistance, and it is through your generosity that we are able to provide relief in this particular case and others, as we supply food, clothing, water, shelter, blankets, coats and other necessary items in these and similar situations as they arise. You can join us as we provide resources such as these by utilizing the giving option below.

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