Inside the Effort to Help Hundreds of Kids Orphaned by Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Sheena Goodyear - CBC Radio

Aid groups say children need immediate shelter, psychological support, education, and permanent homes

A 7.8-magnitude quake, followed by a 7.5-magnitude tremor, struck southeastern Turkey on Feb. 6, killing more than 46,000 people in the country and neighbouring Syria. Then on Monday, just as people were starting to catch their breath, two more quakes and several aftershocks hit.

Turkey's government told the Washington Post last week that the families of 263 rescued children remain missing. In Syria, which has been fighting a civil war for 12 years, the numbers are even harder to count.