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Devastating Earthquakes Cause Massive Casualties
The People of Türkiye need Your Help!
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria on February 6, and the numbers of casualties continue to rise. Rescue work has proven difficult due to the continued aftershocks in the disaster area, as well as the extremely low temperature, frequent snowstorms, and the rubble of collapsed buildings. Hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors have lost their loved ones and homes, unable to find shelter in buildings due to the continued threat of aftershocks. The survivors, including orphaned children, are forced to sleep outdoors in the bitter cold. Emergency supplies such as medicine, food, water, and warm clothing are urgently needed.
[UPDATE 15/02/2023] Following in-depth assessment, Amity staff purchased household hygiene products such as sanitary pads, diapers, toilet paper, wet paper towels from Adana and delivered them to Elbistan, one of the most severely affected areas. The supplies will be distributed to temporary resettlement areas to alleviate the needs of women and children who are taking shelter there.
[UPDATE 14/02/2023] Amity Foundation (Hong Kong) responded to the appeal of the Consulate General of Turkey in Hong Kong and urgently procured more than 800 warm wool blankets to be sent to Turkey. Dozens of boxes of wool blankets have been inspected by volunteers, packed and sent to the disaster area by Turkish Airlines to bring warmth to the survivors of the earthquake.
[UPDATE 13/02/2023] Amity is conducting need assessment and coordination works with local forces in the disaster area.
[UPDATE 10/02/2023] Our staff have reached Malatya and joined forces with the local rescue efforts.
[UPDATE 09/02/2023] Amity immediately launched an emergency response after the disaster, and our staff have arrived in the disaster area to work with our local partners to deliver humanitarian relief to the affected.
You can help bring much-needed aid for the people of Türkiye by donating to Amity through the “DONATE NOW” button at the top of this page or via our general donations page. For offline donations, please download and fill out this donation form. You can also contribute through Amity Foundation HK’s Alipay appeal page for Türkiye by scanning the QR Code below.
[Banner photo credit: Reuters]