Help for Earthquake in Turkey

October 28, 2011 in Activism, Blog, Mail List, News

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:

Turkish Red Crescent Society
Online Donation for Van Earthquake
List of Turkish Red Crescent Bank IBAN numbers

Global Giving
Global Giving – Turkey Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund

Help the Children
Help the Children – Help Turkey

Van Earthquake in Turkey (Photo Source:

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