A major earthquake hit Türkiye close to the border with Syria during the morning of February 6 and severely impacted cities across both countries. Thousands of people have died and this terrible toll is likely to rise as recovery efforts continue.
Some of the larger cities impacted are Diyarbakir, Gaziantep and Iskenderun in Türkiye, and Aleppo and Hama in Syria.
Members of our talent community and TalentLift team have loved ones in these areas experiencing loss or damage. We know many of our wider community do too. Our thoughts are with you.
For anyone in a position to give, these are a few good options to receive your help:
- Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is providing emergency medical aid in Türkiye and Northern Syria.
- Molham is providing emergency aid in Syria and to displaced Syrians in Türkiye.
- International Medical Corps is providing medical and mental health services and emergency supplies in Türkiye and Syria.
- Islamic Relief Canada is providing cash assistance, food, shelter, and other emergency supplies in Türkiye and Syria.
- The White Helmets is searching for survivors in Syria.
Please research the organization and campaign that seems right to you before giving.
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