According to Al Jazeera, the death toll surpassed 40,000 in the Turkey-Syria earthquake. This devastating earthquake has left many families without homes, water, food, and electricity. If you are looking to help the victims of this disaster, here are some organizations accepting donations.
Syrian American Medical Society
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit organization providing health care in Syria and throughout the world. They have been working with people affected by conflict in Syria for more than 20 years, and they currently serve over 100 hospitals, medical centers, and mobile clinics across the country.
UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR is on the ground in Syria, delivering aid to the thousands displaced. Sivanka Dhanapala, UNHCR Representative in Syria estimated that over 5 million may need shelter support after the earthquake. You can help the displaced families by donating a monetary amount or donating necessity items such as blankets and jackets.
Doctors without borders
Doctors Without Borders have been responding to the Turkey and Syria earthquake by supporting health facilities on ground. They have set up numerous mobile clinics and are supplying medical kits, laboratory equipment, and medicines to those in need.
The White Helmets
The White Helmets, also known as the Syria Civil Defence are a group of 3,000 volunteers who are searching for earthquake survivors under the collapsed buildings. They are requesting donations to be made so that they can help with the recovery and rehabilitation of the survivors.
Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Relief USA is working with local partners in Turkey and Syria to provide emergency aid to those affected by the earthquake. They are focusing on providing food and medicines to those displaced and also arranging for orphan family support.