Poppy Delevingne opens up about visiting Turkey after earthquake killed thousands
Poppy Delevingne went on a "heartbreaking" trip to Turkey shortly after the earthquake that killed thousands of people and is now trying to "shine a light" on the situation for those who need help.
Poppy Delevingne went on a "heartbreaking" trip to Turkey shortly after the earthquake that killed thousands of people.
The 37-year-old model is an ambassador for Save the Children and visited the Middle East country shortly after the Turkey–Syria earthquakes in 2023 that claimed the lives of 55,000 people and has now opened up about the "shocking" experience on the first anniversary of the tragic weather event.
In a piece for HELLO Magazine, she wrote: "When earthquakes ripped through Turkey and Syria last February, more than 55,000 people were killed and 2.7 million were forced from their homes.
"Visiting eight months after the disaster, I was shocked by the level of devastation that was still visible. I saw endless mountains of rubble and damaged buildings, with families and children living on the side of the road among the ruins in tents and containers. It was the end of October and you could already feel the cold coming in.
"It was heartbreaking but also astonishing to meet these extraordinary people, who showed so much resilience in the aftermath of the disaster, which at the time received a lot of global attention."