A devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Van (eastern Turkey) on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011. As of Oct 27, 535 people lost their lives and there are 2,300 injuries. 185 people recovered from under the debris. 3,713 buildings (5,250 households) damaged to the degree that they are not suitable for housing anymore. (Source)
The region urgently needs some supplies and tents suitable for hard winter conditions (Seasonal average is around 0 degrees Celcius).
The following donation funds are established:
Please help by either donating or sharing the links:
Help the Children
Help the Children – Help Turkey