Rescue Teams From Around the World Are Bringing Aid to Turkey and Syria. Learn How You Can Help, Too
The devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has killed over 28,000 people and many are still waiting for rescue. This week, rescue teams from all over the world, including L.A. firefighters, traveled to Turkey and Syria to bring aid. As Maria mentioned in her essay this week, “Yes, the worst of nature was on display. But, so was the best of humanity.” Here is a list of relief organizations The Sunday Paper is supporting and hope you can support them as well!
UNICEF: In Turkey, efforts are currently focused on search and rescue and UNICEF is coordinating with the Government, and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency on the emerging needs linked to the wider humanitarian response. In Syria, UNICEF is assessing the impact of the earthquakes and preparing to support the humanitarian response in coordination with partners.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: This global humanitarian network is welcoming contributions to its disaster response emergency fund. The organization also helps those facing conflict, health, and social problems.
Direct Relief: This humanitarian aid organization is on a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by emergencies or poverty—without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. They are deploying medical supplies from its facilities in the United States and Europe to Turkey and Syria.
May everyone affected by the earthquake be surrounded with protection and love.