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Syria Turkey earthquake

People sit by a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Search teams and aid are pouring into Turkey and Syria as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dig through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Emrah Gurel

Syria Turkey earthquake

People sit by a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Search teams and aid are pouring into Turkey and Syria as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dig through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Emrah Gurel

Chicago orgs lead efforts to help Syria, Turkey after devastating earthquake

More than 6,300 people are dead in Turkey and Syria after a massive earthquake and aftershocks rocked the countries.

People sit by a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Search teams and aid are pouring into Turkey and Syria as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dig through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Emrah Gurel

   

Thousands of buildings were destroyed. Rescue efforts are underway, and the number of casualties is expected to climb.

Reset checks in with two Chicago-based humanitarian organizations about the situation on the ground and what Chicagoans can do to help.

GUESTS: Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president and co-founder of MedGlobal, a humanitarian NGO

Amina Demir, COO of the Zakat Foundation of America

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