Support AKUT's search and rescue efforts in Turkey



A devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern province of Van in Turkey on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011, causing many casualties and several buildings to collapse. AKUT is working on search and rescue efforts in the affected area.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on Sunday, Oct 23. Many buildings collapsed, leaving hundreds trapped beneath the rubble. The Turkish Philanthropy Funds are supporting AKUT's efforts in search and rescue on the ground in Van.

How will this project solve this problem?

AKUT is working on search and rescue, including rescuing people from beneath the rubble.

Potential Long Term Impact

Already 185 people have been rescued, but hundreds still remain missing. AKUT is working on continued search and rescue in the earthquake-affected area.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,131

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,131 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Senay Ataselim

New York, NY United States

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