More than 6,300 people have been killed — and thousands injured — after a 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday.

Complicating rescues is the freezing weather and worries grow about survivors freezing to death.



The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs dispatched its ‘disaster assessment and coordination’ teams to Turkey. Today, Tuesday, nearly 1,400 personnel and 45 search dogs had arrived, with another 27 teams expected to arrive later Tuesday and Wednesday.

The European Union is also sending 27 rescue and medical teams from 19 member states to assist Turkey, making up over 1,150 rescuers and 70 rescue dogs,


Canada announced an initial $7.5 million in aid Tuesday and is sending in highly trained rescue personnel as well.

Here’s how you can help.