Turkey Syria Earthquake: A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, killing at least 3,000 people and injuring over 12,000 more. It was one of the strongest to hit the region in the last century. Many of them have lost their homes, have no provisions to survive harsh winter conditions, and need urgent relief aid.
Funding is urgently needed to help this people affected by the earthquakes survive this crisis and begin their recovery.
Turkey Syria Earthquake: How to donate?
Here are the ways you can contribute your donations to support Turkey Syria earthquake victims.
Emirates Red Crescent (ERC)
Emirates Red Crescent has announced its campaign to help people affected by the earthquakes in, naming it “Bridges of Good.”
The campaign will run for two weeks where volunteers are needed to help pack relief boxes for survivors of the earthquakes.
Suggested donation items include winter clothes, blankets, canned food and baby food, and personal hygiene items including diapers, wipes and sanitary pads.
The campaign is being organized in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and the Ministry of Community Development. Anyone who wants to volunteer can register via the website volunteers.ae.
Additionally, you can also donate through the Emirates Red Crescent donation page by clicking here.
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has also mobilized aid to Syria, and is focusing on assessing the impact the quake had on water stations and any other interruptions to services. It is responding to the needs of thousands of families and children affected by the earthquake.
Donate to assist the charity organisation with shelter from the cold temperatures, safe drinking water and hygiene essentials. You can donate here.
Sharjah Charity International
It is also possible to provide financial support to the cause through the website of Sharjah Charity International.
You donate by clicking here.
Share The Meal
Sharethemeal is working with World Food Programme to support the emergency response to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
You can donate here.
International aid efforts
Internationally, hundreds of donation sites by international charities and local community groups from all over the world have also been created to help those in need.
Here are some of the major international charities accepting collections.
- Humanity & Inclusion
- International Medical Corps
- UN World Food Program USA
- World Vision
- World Food Programme
- The International Committee of the Red Cross
- Care International, a humanitarian organisation that has presence in Turkey and Syria, has also urged people to give emergency aid including food, shelter, hygiene kits, cold weather supplies and cash assistance.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) – an international organization that provides medical aid to various countries in need – has been treating people in Turkey in their associated hospitals and has been donating emergency medical kits to other people in the region. It has also urged people to donate through its website.
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