Earthquake in Syria and Turkey: help for people in need
Monday morning february 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded on the border between Turkey and Syria, followed by a second earthquake of 6.3. Considerable loss to human life and damage has been caused. An initial assessment puts the numbers at over 35,000 dead and 80,000 injured. It is likely to increase further, as not all the affected places have yet been reached. To ensure that aid is provided efficiently, we have to act quickly.
Earthquake in Syria and Turkey: support the emergency aid
Let us support the affected people in Turkey and Syria together. Making a gesture here means providing aid on the ground. We cannot act without you.
Ready for action thanks to your donation
The priority for the Red Cross is to support search and rescue operations, first aid, emergency aid and to help in setting up shelters. Thanks to your generosity we can provide immediate aid in the regions affected by the earthquake:
• First aid and urgent evacuations
• Deliveries of basic goods
• Searches in the rubble
• Access to shelter
• Medical and psychological care
Your donation saves lives
Apart from the human cost, there has been considerable damage to infrastructure. Public services are already under pressure owing to the economic situation and sanctions. Your support is essential for helping those affected by this disaster as quickly as possible.
Emergency aid for those affected in Turkey and Syria
Our teams on the ground are working in close collaboration with the local authorities and partners to provide emergency aid to the affected persons. We need you to help those who have lost their homes to find safe shelter, to provide medical care and to ensure the supplies of food and drinking water.
For numerous persons affected by this disaster, your donation can mean the difference between life and death. We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
How your donation helps the earthquake victims
The Swiss Red Cross is doing everything it can to relieve the suffering of those affected. The Head of SCR Disaster Aid explains how the donations are being used and what the next steps are.
Please feel free to contact us
Julian Macchi and his Donor Service team will be delighted to help. Just call us or drop us an email.