Fuel Relief Fund is facilitating the purchase and distribution of fuel for survivors of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey on Monday, February 6th, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without access to basic necessities.
Early on the morning of Monday, February 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's Gaziantep province. The death toll in Turkey has risen into the tens of thousands, and thousands more are injured or remain missing. In the aftermath of the earthquake, survivors have been left without access to heat and electricity. A winter storm has brought subzero temperatures to region, hampering search and rescue efforts and threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of displaced survivors.
As always, fuel will be a critical resource in the coming days - for survivors as well as for search and rescue teams, medical facilities, and aid agencies operating in the disaster zone. Fuel Relief Fund volunteers are currently on the ground in Turkey, distributing much-needed coal to those affected by the disaster.
Funding for this project will go directly to the purchase of hundreds of tons of coal, as well as fuel for generators, vehicles, and other equipment. FRF will distribute fuel to earthquake survivors and also to our humanitarian partners in the field - thereby benefitting tens of thousands of people affected by this disaster.