How to support and donate to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey
The two earthquakes that hit Turkey claimed more than 3,000 lives in the country and in Syria.
On February 6, two earthquakes shook Turkey, the first with a magnitude of 7.8 and the second with a magnitude of 7.5. The incident caused widespread devastation in the country and Syria, with an estimated death toll of more than 3,000 and 14,000 reported injured.
Following the news, actors, filmmakers and artists worldwide supported those affected by the tragedy. Cat Stevens, Kerry Washington, Antonio Banderas and Mark Ruffalo were among those who took to social media to support the earthquake victims:
It is sad to see another disaster befall the Turkish and Syrian people. There are many refugees in these areas. May God grant peace and security and may the souls of the slain rest in eternal peace#Turkey #Syria #earthquake #Turkey pic.twitter.com/f7sVVg67Ka
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) February 6, 2023
Dear Sir. It’s so devastating. Let’s pray for everyone in Turkey and Syria. 🙏🏾 Please share information on how to help if you have it.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 6, 2023
A hug of solidarity to the Turkish and Syrian people. All encouragement to them because of the tragedy that has befallen them in the last few hours.#earthquake #turkey #Syria #sismo pic.twitter.com/fn5wqWASC3
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) February 6, 2023
These are the people who do search and rescue in Turkey if they want to help.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 6, 2023
Thinking about people #Turkey and #Syria after the catastrophic earthquakes. Devastating.
— Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi) February 6, 2023
I am speechless and overwhelmed by the destruction and death from the two powerful earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The world must do everything to help the many thousands of victims.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 6, 2023
My heart goes out to everyone involved in Turkey and Syria!
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) February 6, 2023
To help the victims of the earthquake, you can donate to relief organizations, NGOs and non-profit organizations working on the ground to help those affected in Turkey and Syria, many of which have created special relief funds for the victims. Below you will find links or information to donate to these organizations.
Association of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM)
Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
Jewish Federation of North America
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