This project aims to support people affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on February 6 in Pazarck/Kahramanmaras and affected 10 different provinces of Turkey. After the main earthquake, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 occurred. Until now, the authorities announced more than 3,549 deaths and 21,103 injured, 5,775 destroyed buildings, and the toll is expected to increase.
As a result of the M 7,8 earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaras/Turkey on February 6 at 04:17 a.m. local time and caused serious destruction in 10 different cities. There are already more than 3,549 deaths, 22,168 injured and 5,775 destroyed buildings according to the authorities and the toll is expected to increase.
We have created the campaign to support relief and recovery efforts for the immediate and urgent needs in the region. We monitor the impact on affected communities and work with partners at Afet Platformu (Disaster Network) to allocate aids and supports to where they're needed most. Initially, the aids and supports helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for winter clothes, food, heater, blanket, sanitary pad, diaper, clean water, medicine, and shelter.
Although it is not possible to prevent the occurrence of earthquakes, it is possible to respond quickly and mitigate damages and effects. Needs Map continues to work to prepare regions and communities for disaster response; to identify the impact of disasters on people, economic activities and the most affected and vulnerable households and to improve and rebuild resilience with the experience gained in the disaster response process which it is a part.