October 23, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Van. It only took minutes for destruction to occur and create long-lasting damage. Our partners are still hard at work teaming with the local community to rebuild.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is one of those organizations working to provide relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. TPF has helped fund 12 projects in the Van area over the past year. These projects could not have been possible without generous donors like you. TPF has worked to send your donations to grantees diligently working in the effected area, see below to find out how your donations were allocated to organizations working in relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation phases.
To see a timeline of the Turkish Philanthropy Funds’ work from the time of the earthquake to today click here.
It only took minutes for destruction to occur, but it is your donations that have made and continue making long-term improvements to the Van area, a big thank you on this day of remembrance.
All the best,
Thank you again for your continuous support to the Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund. We are committed to keeping you informed on how your generous donations have helped in the recovery effort for the Turkish people. The Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund assists the victims of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey on October 23, 2011.
This fund has been a catalyst to provide enormous short term relief efforts immediately following the earthquake, thanks to your donations! With the one- year anniversary of the earthquake approaching, our partners on the ground have shifted focus to long-term building.
Your donation has helped organizations like Turkish Philanthropy Funds, which have split their relief efforts into three phases: relief efforts, reconstruction phase, and rehabilitation/rebuilding phase. The relief phase provided $149,972 to assist in speedy aid for victims following the earthquake. The reconstruction phase gave $101,600 to help with long term infrastructure in the Van community. The rehabilitation phase, which has granted $141,918 so far, has focused on long-term rebuilding.
Ten organizations were supported by Turkish Philanthropy Funds. Two reconstruction and rehabilitation grants given to TEV and MAG Vakfi are described below:
October 23, 2012 is the first anniversary of Turkey’s earthquake in Van. The people of Van are still working to rebuild their city, and their community is still in a vulnerable position. Thank you for your generous donations to the Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund!
Tuesday’s attack on a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was a powerful advocate for girls’ education reminds us of the struggle to offer girls the opportunity to go to school. Malala Yousafzai had spoken eloquently to promote education for girls and children’s rights in the Swat Valley, close to the Afghan border. She became a powerful symbol of resistance to Taliban ideology.
“Malala is our pride. She became an icon for the country,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.
The Taliban took responsibility for the shooting, and the people of Pakistan have come together to express their revulsion for the act. Malala remains in serious condition in Peshawar.
Malala’s bravery in speaking out and the Taliban’s heinous act point to the continued relevance of the Safer World Fund. The nine projects in the Safer World Fund focus on education and health care, especially for women and girls, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Please spread the word that the 1-for-2 match remains in place until all matching funds are gone. Whether you specifically support secondary education for 30 girls in Pakistan, prefer to help 200 women in Pakistan launch successful businesses, or choose to support the Safer World Fund overall, we hope you’ll agree what a great way this is to show your support for Malala and other girls who want to go to school.