Thousands of people in the city of Izmir in Turkey have lost their homes and belongings after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday 30th October. So powerful was the earthquake that it was felt as far away as Greece. More than 100 people have died, over 1000 are severely injured, and hundreds more are still missing. The death toll is expected to rise significantly as the search and rescue operation continues.
The majority of survivors have lost their homes and livelihoods and are sleeping in temporary tents in the cold. There is a desperate need for clean water and food in the region as well as medical supplies and warm clothing.
Our teams are already on the ground in Izmir, supporting the survivors of this devastating earthquake, and urgently need your help. Just R1,200 can provide a family of five with warm, thermal blankets, cooked food, and water. Your donations will help a family make it through this difficult and tragic event and ensure they don’t go hungry and can survive the bitter cold winter.
Every donation goes towards our Emergency Fund so that our teams can allocate funds where they are most needed. Please donate generously and support desperate families who have lost everything.