Southeastern Turkey and Northwestern Syria have been hit by the most destructive earthquake the region has witnessed in hundreds of years. Many of our CEU and Medievalist colleagues and friends were also affected by this terrible event. Tens of thousands of buildings have collapsed and the survivors and the rescue workers are in need of immediate help.
What can you do from so far away?
Below you can find the list of reliable and transparent organizations working to help those affected by the earthquake:
1. White helmets
Also known as “Syrian civil defense”, a volunteer organization operating since 2014
Link to their social media: https://www.instagram.com/the_whitehelmets/?hl=en
Donation link: https://www.whitehelmets.org/en/
A grassroots initiative by Syrians, aid to be delivered directly to people in need.
Link to their social media: https://www.instagram.com/syrianeyesteam/
Donation link: https://gogetfunding.com/syria-earthquake-grassroots-response/?fbclid=PAAabsIeU_YnjxQhz6IiRcfYeipW2AZOT1-nMjTD6Jm-xiQMy0Komzb0pJKU4
3. Molham Team
Aims at providing aid to internally displaced and refugee Syrians in northern Syria and neighboring countries
Link to their social media: https://instagram.com/molhamteam?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Entirely a voluntary, non-governmental organization involved in searching, assisting, and rescuing all who require aid within its authority and means
Link to their social media: https://www.instagram.com/akutdernegi/
Donation link: https://www.akut.org.tr/en/donation
Not just organizing rescue missions, but providing shelter, food, and medical supplies to the earthquake-stricken regions
Link to their social media: https://twitter.com/ahbap
Donation link: https://ahbap.org/disasters-turkey
- H.A.R.K (People and Animal Search And Rescue)
Organizing rescue missions both for people and animals in the area, registering missing animals, and providing food and shelter for the rescued animals
Link to their social media: https://instagram.com/h.a.r.k?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Donation link: https://www.patreon.com/angelssanctuary?fbclid=PAAabXk0GBAsMSjw3zm4SCd8OfJ4WdUgFN6a6BI_J5EbuIMxC72ikCNr5O3fQ