Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
In Türkiye, the provinces of Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Malatya, Adana, Kilis, Osmaniye, Sanliurfa and Adiyaman have been severely affected. Turkish rescue services have urged those who have left their homes not to return because of the risk of collapse. Many roads are closed after the earthquake.
Consular support on site or if you are trying to get in contact with relatives:
Contact the Consulate General in Istanbul at email@example.com or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs hotline in Stockholm: +46 (0) 8 405 50 05. Relatives who wish to contact the Foreign Ministry/Consulate are asked to contact the Foreign Ministry hotline in the first instance.
Contact the Embassy in Beirut at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs hotline in Stockholm: +46 (0) 8 405 50 05.
Turkish Fire and Rescue Services
Turkish rescue services AFAD have mobilised extensive rescue operations. The AFAD branches can be reached at the following telephone numbers in the affected provinces:
From Sweden, use 0090 and omit the first zero (0) in the number below.
AFAD Diyarbakir: 0412 326 1156
AFAD Hatay: 0326 112 0000
AFAD Maraş: 0344 221 4991
AFAD Antep: 0342 428 1118
AFAD Adana: 0322 227 2854
AFAD Adıyaman: 0416 216 1231
AFAD Urfa: 0414 313 7290
AFAD Malatya: 0422 212 8432
AFAD Mardin: 0482 212 3740
What Sweden is doing to help
As part of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Sweden has convened the Council's crisis management mechanism, the ICPR, to coordinate EU assistance to Türkiye and Syria at the political level.
The Government has allocated SEK 37 million for humanitarian aid.
SIDA, Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation is also sending 80 million in emergency aid to Syria. The support will go to fuel, ambulances and healthcare support and food packages, accommodation and protection for those affected.
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is also carrying out several support measures. Sweden has for example sent expertise in information and communications technology, logistics and construction. Sweden has also offered to send tents, beds and food packages.
One of the Swedish Armed Forces' transport planes flew to the earthquake-affected area in Turkey on Thursday. On board were 40 of the Armed Forces' employees: three search teams, four dog teams and two medical teams. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is leading the effort and has formally requested support from the Swedish Armed Forces.