Our team at The Parentinc is deeply affected by how thousands of families and children befell in this devastating crisis. As a community that values the lives of families and children, it is hard to watch such heartbreaking news unfold.
The recent Turkey-Syria Earthquake, which occurred on February 6, 2023, has caused significant damage and loss of life in the affected areas. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, has left hundreds of thousands of families and individuals in a dire situation, struggling to access basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter.
The ones affected have also lost their homes and are now living in temporary shelters. Families with young children and babies are among the most vulnerable, as they require additional support and care. The lack of access to basic necessities, combined with the cold winter weather, has made the situation even more challenging for families and babies.
What can we do to help?
Here’s a list of organizations accepting donations to support relief efforts for families affected by the recent Turkey-Syria earthquake, along with their website links:
The Red Cross – The International Red Cross is providing emergency aid and support to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Donations can be made directly to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
UNICEF – UNICEF is providing essential supplies such as food, water, and shelter to families and children affected by the earthquake. Donations can be made on their website.
Save the Children – Save the Children is working to provide emergency relief and support to families and children to access food, shelter, and warm clothing. Donations can be made on their website.
World Vision – World Vision is working to provide relief for vulnerable children after the earthquakes devastated their homes and livelihoods. Donate here.
The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR is on the ground with emergency items including tents, blankets, and hygiene items. Donate on their website.
Mercy Corps – Mercy Corps is responding to this crisis to provide emergency relief such as sanitation, water, and essential supplies to communities affected in Syria. You can donate here.
Islamic Relief – Islamic Relief is on the ground in Turkey providing emergency medical assistance, shelter, and cash grants to survivors. In Syria, the organization is busy providing health and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, as well as blankets and tents for those who were made homeless by the crisis. Click here to donate.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) – They launched an integrated humanitarian response to affected people across Turkey and Syria. This will aid the need for cash, essentials like blankets and towels, hygiene supplies, and feminine products. Along with this, they also launched two mobile health teams to provide treatment to survivors. You can donate here.
Please consider supporting one or more of these organizations in their efforts to provide relief and support to families and children affected by the earthquake. Your donation can make a significant difference in the lives of those impacted by this disaster. Thank you for your support!