Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: Berlin is collecting donations

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: Berlin is collecting donations

After the severe earthquakes in southern Turkey and northern Syria, the German-Turkish community in Berlin reacted with spontaneous appeals for donations.

  • Erdbebenkatastrophe in der Türkei - Hilfslieferungen (2)© dpa
    Volunteers walk among locally donated relief supplies for earthquake victims in Turkey at a camp near BER Berlin-Brandenburg Airport.
  • Erdbebenkatastrophe in der Türkei und Syrien - Spendensammlung© dpa
  • Erdbebenkatastrophe in Türkei und Syrien - Hilfsgüter aus Berlin (3)© dpa
    Relief goods for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria stand packed on Turmstraße in Moabit. Members of the Turkish community in Berlin collected tons of relief goods within a few hours. The police closed Turmstraße so that the volunteers could load numerous trucks.
  • Spendensammlung© dpa
    Donations for the earthquake victims in Turkey are collected at a collection point in the Conservatory of Turkish Music in Kreuzberg.
In order to help the earthquake victims, the German-Turkish community in Berlin organised spontaneous donation campaigns. Blankets, jackets, hats - everything that can protect against the cold is being collected. The earthquake hit the people in the middle of the night in the freezing cold. The first donations were sent to the affected areas on Monday evening. The regional government of Berlin's twin city Istanbul has also set up an official donation account. In addition to supplying food and drinking water, monetary donations will also ensure sanitary and IT supplies and support clean-up and reconstruction work in the Turkish earthquake region.

Official donation account of the regional government in Istanbul

The regional government of Berlin's twin city Istanbul has also set up an official donation account. In addition to supplying food and drinking water, monetary donations will also ensure sanitary and IT supplies and support clean-up and reconstruction work in the Turkish earthquake region.

How to help the earthquake victims

In addition to donations in kind and direct donations to the Istanbul Metropolitan Region, Berliners can also support the aid organisations with monetary donations.

Severe earthquake disaster at the Turkish-Syrian border area

One of the worst earthquake disasters in recent decades occurred on February 6 in the Turkish-Syrian border region. Around 23 million people are affected, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Franziska Giffey, the governing mayor of Berlin, expressed her deepest dismay on Twitter and her sympathy with the families and relatives of the dead and injured and with the Turkish community in Berlin.
Author: dpa/BerlinOnline
Publication date: 7 February 2023
Last updated: 16 February 2023

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