Fundraising for Turkey and Syria.
Islamic Relief Canada's Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal
Deadly earthquakes struck Southern Turkey and Northern Syria
The Turkey Syria earthquake from February 6 has caused extensive damage across multiple cities and towns. Compounded by the recent earthquake on February 20, even more people and infrastructure have been buried under the rubble, and rescue operations have resumed in a desperate bid to save lives.
Over 50,000 people have been confirmed dead across both Turkey and Syria, with a total of 24 million people impacted by the earthquake. Time is of critical essence for those impacted by the earthquake. International aid is needed now in order to reach and save as many lives as possible.
Islamic Relief is on the ground
Over the years, Islamic Relief Canada has reached 1.3 million people in Syria and 110,000 individuals in Turkey to date. In Syria, our teams provide emergency and development support within Aleppo and Idlib regions. In Turkey, we are based in Istanbul and Gaziantep.
Islamic Relief teams are on the ground right now responding to the disaster in both Turkey and Syria. We are providing medical supplies to local hospitals, food packs and shelter items to displaced families, and emergency water trucking.
Islamic Relief teams are on the ground right now responding to the disaster in Jindires, Sharan, Atareb, Daret Azza, Salqin, Dana, Maaret Tamsrin, Qourqeena, Harem, Sarmada, Bdama, Darkoush, Ariha, Jisr Alshughour, Janudiyeh, Ehsem, Armanaz and Afrin of the Idlib and Aleppo regions of north western Syria. In Turkiye, we have presence in Islahiye and Nurdagi of Gazientep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Adiyaman, and Samandag, Antakya and Altinosu of Hatay province.
How will your donations help people in Turkey and Syria?
In Turkey & Syria, you helped distribute:
5,304 food packs which include rice, sugar, olive oil and tomato paste
7,390 food vouchers
4,750 hygiene kits which include soap, towels, toothbrush and more
290,896 food items such as bread, cakes and drinks
408,431 medical items
23,486 mattresses, blankets and plastic sheets
613 child kits and diapers for kids and the elderly
2,141 m3 water through water trucking and tanks
469,230 kg of heating material
Islamic Relief’s Long-term Response:
Psychosocial counselling and recreational therapy
Repairing damaged shelters, health facilities & schools
Medical support, including replenishing equipment and supplies and providing staff salaries
Cash grants/vouchers to purchase essentials
Rights-Holders Are Currently Reached
*All long term responses are contingent on ongoing assessments, and subject to change based on community needs
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