Earthquake in Turkey and Syria, here’s how to help the population

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Aid and personnel have left to manage the emergency from various countries of the world after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Thousands of dead and hundreds of people would have been trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. Turkey has formally asked for help from NATO allies: medical staff and equipment, search and rescue units, field hospitals are needed.

The situation is made even more dramatic by the intense cold. It’s a race against time to save as many lives as possible. From Italy, a team of 40 firefighters from the Usar team for rescue operations in the rubble, with expert technicians in damage assessment and analysis. Made available by the Fire Department, also a team with 12 Tast experts (Technical Assistance and Support Team) of the National Corps.


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The Italian Episcopal Conference has decided to allocate 500 thousand euros from the eight per thousand funds for the victims of the earthquake. Caritas Italiana has been involved in the two countries for years. It is possible to support the interventions with the postal current account n. 347013, or with a donation through the site Caritasor by bank transfer specifying Turkey-Syria 2023 earthquake in the reason for payment by:
Banca Popolare Etica, via Parigi 17, Rome – Iban: IT24 C050 1803 2000 0001 3331 111;
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, Phil. Centralized Ter S, Rome – Iban: IT66 W030 6909 6061 0000 0012 474;
Banco Posta, viale Europa 175, Rome – Iban: IT91 P076 0103 2000 0000 0347 013;
UniCredit, via Taranto 49, Rome – Iban: IT 88 U 02008 05206 0000110.

Save the Children

The Organization is assessing the immediate needs of the children and their families. The rescuers they are battling the freezing weather to reach the children who are feared trapped under the rubble. «Twelve years of conflict in Syria have left families in the abyss. Due to the collapsed economy, they were already struggling to feed their children, keep them warm this winter, and send them to school. Now the children risk being trapped under the rubble, separated from their families and not knowing if they will have a warm place to sleep tonight,” says Okke Bouwman, Media Director of Save the Children Syria.
To support Save the Children’s response efforts you can donate here:


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Unicef ​​in Turkey and Syria is already providing first aid kits to treat the wounded, distributing drinking water, food and blankets, setting up shelters for families who have lost their homes and are left without shelter. This is the donation link.


The earthquake heavily involved the Idlib area, approximately 180 km away from the epicenter, where Ai.Bi. it has been active since 2013. About 5 million displaced people live here. To give your contribution to the collection, you can make a donation through the online form already prepared on the site of Ai.Bi. for the earthquake emergency in Syria and Turkey or make a bank transfer to the IBAN IT40Z0306909606100000122477, specifying in the description: earthquake emergency Syria and Turkey. It is also possible to make a payment to the postal current account 3012 in the name of Amici dei Bambini IBAN: IT89R0760101600000000003012 always with the reason: earthquake emergency Syria and Turkey.


WeWorld’s Emergency Unit took action to verify the conditions of the local staff, fortunately unharmed, and to survey the first damages to evaluate immediate intervention to support the affected population. Our colleagues in Syria are already busy with first aid actions and in hospitals to provide help. This is the donation page.

Doctors Without Borders

MSF it is in action in 23 health facilities in the governorates of Idlib and Aleppo, offering emergency medical kits and making medical personnel available to strengthen the teams present.

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