A city scientist is urging Norwich folk not to forget about those still impacted by the Syrian earthquake as he attempts to raise cash for those left homeless by the disaster.

Dalyan Eldaly, who works as a medical scientist at the UEA, was in his home country of Syria when the earthquake hit on February 6.

As many as 3,500 people are thought to have died with more than 300 buildings destroyed by the earthquake, which registered at 7.8 on the Richter scale.

Efforts are continuing to find many people who are still thought to be trapped under rubble.

Norwich Evening News:

Mr Eldaly says there was a great initial response to the incident with people in the UK raising cash and donating food and clothes, but said many are still homeless as a result of losing their homes in the earthquake.

Now he is hoping to raise money to help people fund living costs, rent and permanent homes.

He said: "We still need to come together and support affected people and fellow human beings in need.

Norwich Evening News:

"Let's show them love and provide help in any way we can.

"We don't need food and clothes any more, people need a home.

"Many people are living in streets and stations in what is very cold weather at the moment.

Norwich Evening News:

"We're hoping to find people somewhere to stay for six months to a year so they can rebuild their lives and careers.

"We've already been offered some apartments in Syria so we've already been able to help some people."

Norwich Evening News:

Mr Eldaly is currently back in Norwich, but his family has remained in Syria, with his sister helping out on the ground supporting those on the streets.

The campaign can be donated to by visiting Mr Eldaly's Just Giving page here.