Türkiye - Syria Earthquake Emergency Language Support and Resources
Communicate more effectively with people affected by earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
Millions of people are affected by the earthquake, in areas of Türkiye and Syria where several million people have already been displaced from home. People need shelter, clothing, food, and information on where they can get support. In this linguistically diverse region, it is critical that people get information and be heard, whatever language they speak.
Multilingual resources for responders and affected people
Help people affected by the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes get critical information and support. Improve two-way communication and accountability with resources in relevant languages:
Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- PSEA glossary, including three Kurdish dialects and Arabic
- PSEA messages (from IASC Standing Committee) in Arabic and Turkish.
- “No Excuse for Abuse” – PSEA training video in Kurdish Kurmanji, Turkish, and Arabic
- Plain language PSEA principles in 100+ languages.
- Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub, in Arabic
Plain language, facts, and data
Explore our multilingual toolkit
Available in Arabic, English, Farsi, Kurdish Kurmanji and Turkish.
To meet people’s rapidly evolving needs, CLEAR Global launched the Emergency Community Translation Partnership program.
We support eligible nonprofits including local organizations, community groups, and individuals supporting people affected by the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes to get translation support in Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish dialects and other relevant languages. Contact us to get translation support.
People affected speak at least four languages, and international residents speak even more. All these people are at risk.
We need to ensure safety and protection information is available to all of them – whatever language they speak, wherever they go. Many host countries’ local organizations don’t have language capacity needed for effective humanitarian response.
But, you can help change this.
Help us create more language data resources, train and mobilize more people, and provide better support to other organizations responding to the earthquake.
"My wife doesn't speak Turkish, and I can't see very well."
– One man who was trying to identify missing relatives, as quoted by Reuters, BBC News.
Help remove language barriers for people affected by crisis.
How does your donation help?
Your contribution will help us:
- Assess the needs and ensure that aid organizations have access to our services.
- Do pro-bono translation for local organizations who are the first responders to people on the move,
- Support local language service providers,
- Translate key documents helping protect people by preventing sexual exploitation and abuse,
- Get training materials and tips for field interpreters, and also develop and deliver online training.
Your contribution helps us provide urgent language services and build innovative solutions for affected people.