Over 33,000 people are reported to have been killed and more than 70,000 injured following two powerful earthquakes in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria.
The first quake had a magnitude of 7.8, followed hours later by another measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquakes are estimated to have directly impacted 23 million people.
As rescue teams continue to search the rubble of the many buildings that have been destroyed, the death toll is sadly still rising. We are asking you to think of those affected right now who have lost their friends, family, homes and country at this significantly distressing time.
You can donate to support the ARC (Disaster Interpreting Volunteers) which is part of the Translation and Interpreting Association (Turkey) program.
You can find the Translation and Interpreting Association (Turkey) bank details below or visit their website.
Account Holder: CEVIRI DERNEGI
TR: TR66 0006 2000 2360 0006 2982 12
EUR: TR78 0006 2000 2360 0009 0935 36
USD: TR41 0006 2000 2360 0009 0398 82
SWIFT CODE: TGBATRISXXX
Bank’s Address: Esentepe, Villa Cd. No:11/A, 34394 Sisli/Istanbul, Turkey
You can also donate to AHBAP. They are a non-governmental organisation with direct access to the disaster region. They are currently ferrying essential supplies and infrastructure equipment to the region to help support and rebuild the affected zones.
The earthquake is a stark reminder of the power of Mother Nature and the devastating effects earthquakes can have on communities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Turkey and Syria and the families affected by this tragedy.