| Mar 24, 2023
Where the Support needed the most
A 46-year-old mortician who has been working at cemeteries in Turkiye for more than six years has buried an average of five corpses per day.
He buried 12 people on the first night of the February 6 earthquake. He buried 1,210 people in the 10 days following the earthquake. It's been a month since Peacewinds started providing supplies and medical support to Tanishma Village, Turkiye. Due to the forecast of storms in Turkiye, the clinic has been moved to a clinic in the saver village.
Peace Winds contacted the doctor who was running the pre-disaster clinic, and told him that Peace Wins is running the clinic in the village, the doctor said, that he gratefull for your support for the villagers and that PeaceWinds can use everything you need in the clinic.
It was also reported that since the earthquake occurred, there was a shortage of doctors throughout the affected area, and he was traveling to various villages to see doctors, so he could not return to Tanishma. He readily gave permission to use the clinic and expressed his gratitude.
When we were carrying our luggage to the clinic, people from nearby villages come together to help us clean and move our luggage. A nurse from Peacewinds expressed her gratitude, saying, "We are here to help, but we are being encouraged by the people of Turkiye village." In addition, the villagers expressed their gratitude and were relieved when they heard the news that the clinic they usually went to was completely restored.
There are many children in Tanishma village. The project leader doctor of the search medical group 'arrows' is also in charge of pediatric care in Tanishma village. The leader doctor said, “We need medical assistance, but there are many places that cannot be reached. It is a small town, but it is our role as an NGO to respond to the necessary needs. This was the situation. In fact, as the evacuation life continues in tents, the number of infections (children and families) such as colds and parasites is increasing. As a doctor, I want to help patients in trouble."
Another person Peacewinds doctor came to the emergency aid with a baby born a few weeks ago.
“There are many children here who are still young and born less than a few days old. Life in a tent is even more difficult due to the large temperature difference between day and night. I also want to do what I can as a father. I am just grateful to my family.”
Peacewinds will continue to support people in areas where medical care is not available.
To provide support where needed,
We will continue our support.
We need your help to keep going.