There are many ways to help after the desvasting earthquake in Turkey and Syria and it is important to know what is available in your community.
At least 7,000 dead and almost 26,000 injured in Turkey and Syria due to the two devastating earthquakes on Monday.
The earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, occurred early Monday morning and appeared for just over 30 seconds. The epicenter was the Kahramanmaras region, some 600 kilometers southeast of Ankara. An area of the world with more seismic activity. It is like a train wreck on a very large scale of about 200 km long, damaging all infrastructures and displacing thousands of people.
The earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, occurred early Monday morning and lasted just over 30 seconds. The epicenter was the Kahramanmaras region, some 600 kilometers southeast of Ankara. An area of the world with more seismic activity and about 200 km long, damaging all the infrastructure and residents left homeless, to which must be added the low temperatures.
In Turkey and Syria, it is where large blocks and plates converge: the Anatolian fault (and plate) (NE), the Arabian plate (to the S-SE), the Eurasian plate (NW) and the Nubia [or African] (SO )”.
Turkey and Syria are just two examples of countries that are known for having a high number of earthquakes.
There is no way to prevent earthquakes, but awareness and preparedness is key. Earthquakes can happen suddenly and without any warning. It is important for people to know how to respond in the event of an earthquake.
One way to help is to donate funds to disaster relief organizations. There are also ways to help people who are affected by earthquakes. For example, you can provide food, water, and medical assistance. You can also help to rebuild schools, hospitals, and homes.
There are a lot of ways to help, and it is important to know what is available in your community.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Is requesting donations for its Disaster Response Emergency Fund so it can send “immediate cash assistance.”
An international organization that fights poverty, said it is working with women’s cooperatives in Turkey to determine an appropriate immediate and long-term response plan. It is accepting donations.
Address: Harbiye Cayiri sok 64, Elmadağ 80230, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 23 44 564 Fax: +90 212 23 31 193
Disaster and Emergency Management Office of Turkey.
The Turkish Emergency and Disaster Management Office (AFAD), the department of the Turkish Interior Ministry that is in charge of managing rescue efforts, has enabled several ways to make donations:
Through SMS with the word DEPREM to 1866. Through the bank accounts enabled on its website.
Save the children.
The Charity Save the Children has asked for help to “quickly attend to the childhood victims of the earthquake.” Donations to your emergency fund can be made through the following ways:
Through its website.
By phone 900 37 37 15.