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2023 Türkiye Earthquake Emergency Response

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Devastating Earthquakes Cause Massive Casualties

The People of Türkiye need Your Help!

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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.

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[UPDATE 27/02/2023]
After two weeks of concentrated and determined efforts, the Amity relief team has returned to Nanjing. Team member Zhang Chao recalls a tenuous night of aftershocks and moving scenes of unity among local and international volunteers.  He stresses that despite the team’s departure, Amity has forged connections with local organizations to continue to help Türkiye on their long path to rehabilitation. The following infographic summarizes Amity’s response to the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake to date.
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The Amity Foundation continues to closely monitor the situation in Türkiye and Syria. As part of the ACT Alliance, Amity is actively raising funds to support the people of Syria. Learn more about our cause here.
[UPDATE 20/02/2023]
The Amity Foundation continues its humanitarian work in Türkiye. From Feb 14 to 18, 2023, Amity has delivered 8 batches of supplies to Kahramanmaraş Province and Adiyaman area, including necessities for women and children (1,264 boxes of sanitary pads, 900 loads of diapers, 52 boxes of tissues and 144 boxes of wet wipes), living necessities (2,324 pairs of socks and 1,800 suits of undergarments, 25,620 square meters of warm / moistureproof floor mats, 3,840 food packs (each containing 15 kinds of food with local diet), 4,000 sets of grain and oil packs (each including cooking oil, flour and tomato paste), 4,000 sets of wash supplies (each containing 9 kinds of living products like shampoo, washing powder, toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, etc. )), as well as protective supplies (20,000 gloves, 10,000 masks and 4,000 protective suits), benefiting more than 10,000 people.
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[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.

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[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.

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[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.

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[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.

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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.

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