The Kurdistan Red Crescent Society (Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê) campaign to meet the urgent needs of victims of Monday’s devastating twin earthquakes in the Kahramanmaraş (Mereş) province in southeastern Turkey continues to collect monetary donations.
Donors can contribute to the campaign via PayPal.
Harsh winter conditions have hindered rescue efforts, which had already been delayed by the Turkish government’s centralised response that eliminated almost all efforts and contributions by local governments and municipalities run by opposition parties. Many people in harder to reach parts of Adıyaman (Semsûr), in Hatay where the destruction has been extensive, and in the epicentre of the first quake in the Pazarcık (Bazarcix) district reported not receiving any support late into Tuesday evening.
Official death toll has exceeded 8,500 in Turkey and 2,600 in Syria as of Wednesday afternoon local time in the aftermath of the major earthquake that occurred at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) on Monday. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake may end up affecting some 23 million people, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates.
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