Monday morning around 4 a.m. an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Turkey and Syria. More than 28,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured. Many are trapped under the rubble and access to basic needs and medical care has become limited. Though the survival window is closing, there have been remarkable rescues and victims of the earthquake that need your help. With your donations to Turkey and Syria, AfD will provide emergency relief and fuel long-term recovery efforts.
More than 82,000 people are injured. Thousands are displaced. Countless are in need of food, water, shelter, clothing, and medical services in order to survive injuries. The cold of the winter has no mercy and the impacts of the aftershocks continue. The search for survivors continues. Your donation will help close gaps in response, meet emergency needs i.e. supply of essential medicine (as the health facilities were destroyed) , and lead to long-term recovery efforts in long run.
Foremost, your support will be prioritized for emergency response and then long-term recovery efforts. By choosing to donate to this cause, you will be helping meet survivors' immediate needs for food, potable water, medications, fuel and shelter. Alongside the distribution of blankets and warm clothes in the hope to help relieve the conditions of the victims as an emergency response. We're working on the ground with our partners to rescue families and reach as many individuals as possible.
Your help is urgently needed to ensure that we can respond to the cries of the injured and make the greatest impact on women and children after this horrific earthquake. We commit to transparent reporting. Thus updates will reach you on how we've used donations to this fund.