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Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria: How you can help

As international aid begins to flow, NGOs are also working to help the victims of the violent earthquakes that have struck Türkiye and Syria. If you live outside of Türkiye and Syria, you are probably wondering how you can best help. International aid is already arriving and starting to organize. However, the race against time and the cold continues to extricate survivors of the violent earthquakes that devastated the region.

Based on my knowledge and experience, and if you are making donations from outside Türkiye and Syria, I feel that the following shortlist of organizations should ensure that your donation and any other type of help will quickly reach those in need right now amid this tragedy;

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontières; They are always properly equipped and right where they can help the most. The most recent post on their website announces that they are assessing the situation and acting quickly, especially in Northern Syria. Click here for more information.

Turkish Red Crescent; That’s the Turkish branch of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). It’s a very reliable and solid organization. Click here for more information.

UNICEF; The organization directly focuses on children and families. Click here for more information.

Other organizations deserve mention, primarily Turkish entities acting from inside the country. Still, the list above focuses only on the ones that allow you to donate from outside these two countries.

Let’s pray for the victims of this tragedy.