Project profile — Türkiye/Syria Earthquake Response – Emergency Assistance – WFP 2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2023-03-29 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Turkey (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


February 2023 – The humanitarian situation in Türkiye and Syria deteriorated significantly following powerful earthquakes that struck south-east Türkiye and north-west Syria on February 6 and February 20. The earthquakes and aftershocks resulted in widespread damages and high casualties in both countries. The UN estimates that at least 9.1 million people in Turkey and 8.8 million people in Syria have been affected by the earthquake, with the majority anticipated to need some form of humanitarian assistance in the coming months. In Türkiye, a state of emergency was declared in 10 provinces as people were left without access to shelter, food, water, heaters and medical care in harsh winter conditions. In Syria, the response is further complicated by pre-existing large scale humanitarian needs, severe access constraints for humanitarian aid, and weak infrastructure from over a decade of armed conflict. With GAC’s support, WFP is leading the emergency food assistance response in Türkiye and Syria. WFP is reaching over 1,700,000 earthquake-affected people in both countries with emergency in-kind food distributions and multi-purpose cash assistance. This project aims to support the emergency scale up of WFP’s operations, including the distribution of family food packages, nutritional supplements and emergency cash. Project activities include: (1) distributing emergency food assistance; and (2) providing multi-purpose cash assistance.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to food assistance for earthquake-affected women and men, girls and boys; (2) increased equitable access to multi-purpose cash assistance for earthquake-affected women, men, girls and boys; and (3) increased access to humanitarian supplies or support. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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