Heaviest earthquakes shook southeast Turkey and regions in Syria. According to information from the news and the WHO, up to 23 million people are affected, at least 5,000 people died and more than 20,000 were injured in both countries. Thousands of buildings collapsed and this has displaced many families, leaving them homeless. This force of nature affected an area in the vicinity of approx. 400 sq. km including big industrial cities of Turkey and neighboring Syria.
First aid measures are taken worldwide, for example activities for donating blood have started as well as international donation campaigns and direct help is ramping up – but this takes time.
“ZF hilft.” decided immediately that 200,000 Euros will be donated as direct help. To help the affected people in both countries, ”ZF hilft.” is launching a donation campaign. Donations can be made to the following account from ZF hilft e.V.:
Bank: Deutsche Bank Friedrichshafen
IBAN: DE59 6507 0084 0393 9394 00
Reference: „Turkey and Syria“