Earthquake in Turkey

Posted by Adrian Melia on October 26, 2011
Oct 262011

A Reminder that every crisis irreversibly changes the lives of those affected

On Sunday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey, and rescue teams are working to find survivors and care for the thousands that were injured. Already, BBC News reports that there have been more than 260 reported deaths and likely more. News outlets across the world are showing videos and images of buildings torn to the ground, families mourning and searching for their loved ones, and rescue teams working to find survivors buried under debris and rubble. Although on a smaller scale than the Japan earthquake earlier this year, this tragedy reminded me that no matter what, the people living where the earthquake hit are suddenly flung into a zone of emergency and must rebuild their lives. Many media outlets have called for unity in the wake of the earthquake.