Why are there so many children among the victims in Turkey and Syria? Pediatric intensivist explains | Massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Among the images that reach us of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria are a striking number of photos of children. How did that happen? We spoke to child intensivist Gerlant van Berlaer, just before he left for Turkey to set up a field hospital there. “In certain scenarios, the risk of death for children is as much as 20 times greater than for an adult.”

Ingrid De Vos

09-02-23, 09:00