On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. The toll stands at over 18,000 dead in Turkey and over 3,000 dead in Syria, with those numbers expected to continue to rise.
Thousands have been displaced and left homeless in freezing temperatures. People are still stuck under rubble and debris waiting to be rescued.
Donations are crucial. They go toward helping search and rescue efforts by volunteer teams, providing housing, food, and life-saving supplies to displaced and hurt survivors, recovering and identifying the deceased victims, and rehabilitating destroyed communities.
USD and Euros are extremely powerful.
$5 USD = 94.14 Turkish lira. Whatever you can give is helpful.
Please share this list with whoever you want. I will add to it as I find more resources.
1. White Helmets (responders/recovery workers): https://whitehelmets.org/en/
2. NuDay (distributes aid, partnered with White Helmets): https://donate.nudaysyria.org/give/465123/#!/donation/checkout
3. Karam (housing rebuild) https://give.karamfoundation.org/give/465190/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=twitter
4. AHBAP (very trusted and preferred voluntary aid effort): https://ahbap.org/disasters-turkey
5. AKUT (voluntary search + rescue): https://www.akut.org.tr/en/donation?fbclid=PAAaavYp5UCQeLiVACCZKxtY78Pve7ypYtgovvOnqjb_MS81QShcfZc8FVMAU
6. AFAD (official disaster+emergency management team): https://afad.gov.tr/depremkampanyasi2?fbclid=PAAaa9PjTMfB2kiC_iNQjTODne9N8LtUk1HeaAv1pd09VAcxNlCwD7RGKEsxA
7. IHH (humanitarian relief foundation): https://ihh.org.tr/en/stand-with-turkey
8. Turkish Red Crescent: https://www.kizilay.org.tr/Bagis/BagisYap/43/general-donation
Syria + Turkey:
9. Oxfam: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/?fbclid=PAAabkcjLzwBnc0e43TezuwaKm43GQ1ar1MSqnmzpHcXD8RCzrmzEDMZvl3t8
10. Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/turkey-earthquake-relief-fund/?fbclid=PAAaZOhUCUq6DxcWOuYDN_6I7BGNyGprJHihIFwbKDoJPdeT_rA1XRleWZrWc
11. Molham Team (nonprofit originally formed for Syrian refugees, funds also go to Turkey): https://molhamteam.com/en/campaigns/439