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How to Donate to Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief and Recovery Efforts

Feb 8, 2023

The death toll climbed to more than 7,200 Tuesday after a 7.8 magnitudeearthquake and a series of violent aftershocksearly Monday morning destroyed thousands of buildingsalong the Turkish-Syrian border.

Rescue crews in both countries continued Tuesday to pick through the rubble for victims. More than 20,000 people were reported injured.

These organizations said they were on the ground in Turkey and Syria to help victims and were accepting donations.

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Turkish Red Crescent

Red Crescent organizations in both Turkey and Syria said their teams were helping with recovery and aid efforts Monday. Both organizations are members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, an international network of disaster relief agencies.

The 900Turkish Red Crescent workers and volunteers were distributing food and medical aid.

Turkish Red Crescent asks for cash donations on Twitter:

Syrian Red Crescent

In Syria, the Red Crescent aided victim evacuation and search efforts, the Red Cross said. The Syrian Red Crescent did not have a donation page set up Monday, but volunteers interested in joining the organization can
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Syrian American Medical Society

The is an international medical relief organization that has for years provided medical assistance to victims of war in northwestern Syria. The group hasset up a quake relief fundand its teams are currently providing earthquake relief.

Doctors Without Borders another humanitarian medical aid group.

The nonprofit said its staff was providing medical supplies and support to 23 hospitals treating earthquake victims in Idlib and Aleppo in Syria. It started a for its earthquake recovery efforts.

International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation

International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundationhas offices in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the epicenter of the quake, and was working to dispatch teams to the affected communities in both Turkey and Syria.

The organization
asked in a new releasefor donations of the following:

Tens of thousands tents and heaters for the tents
Tens of thousands blankets
Thermal clothes
Ready-to-eat meals for at least 5,000 people
First aid kits

The organization said interested donors should reach out to Alper Mavi, a regional program coordinator at +90 538 5159806 or

They can also reach out to the group’s vice president, Muzaffer Baca, at +90 532 2344229 or


GlobalGivingconnects emergency relief nonprofits around the world with donors. The grouplaunched a disaster relief fundto support recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria.

Save The Children

Save The Children, the international youth humanitarian aid group, set up an emergency relief fund for the earthquake victims Monday. You candonate here.

Project HOPE

Project HOPE, a U.S.-based international humanitarian aid nonprofit, said it deployed emergency response teams to Turkey and Syria andset up a disaster relief fund.

Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Federations of North Americaset upa disaster response relief fundto help aid victims of the quake. The organization has in the past helped respond to natural disasters in the United States and abroad.

Turkey earthquake damage:
Photos capture devastating aftermath of powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake

More organizations helping earthquake victims

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Food for the Hungry
Global Impact
Humanity & Inclusion
International Medical Corps
Islamic Relief USA
Jesuit Refugee Service
Mercy Corps
UN World Food Program USA
World Vision

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