What is it about?
With its partners from the Myriad philanthropic network, the KBF is joining with the Give2Asia initiative to help communities in Turkey and Syria. The KBF has set up a donor circle to collect donations. A proportion of the funds collected will go towards emergency services for humanitarian relief, while some will also be used for longer-term reconstruction.
The following organisations will benefit from this initiative:
The International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) is the first local organisation that has been identified to receive funds. IBC has offices that serve communities in both countries that are now mobilising to provide relief and assess needs. Given the cold weather conditions in the affected areas of Turkey and Syria, IBC’s initial goal is to distribute tents, heaters, blankets, warm clothing, and food to families.
Hayata Destek Derneği (Support to Life) aims to ensure that communities affected by disasters have access to their basic rights and needs. Since 2005, Hayata Destek have been carrying out Emergency Aid, Refugee Support, Child Protection and Civil Society Strengthening and Coordination activities and support life with the principles of humanity, non-discrimination, impartiality, independence and accountability.
The partner has a team at the earthquake zones to support the evacuation process providing relief to the survivors. Urgent needs identified by them include tents suitable for winter conditions, in-tent tube stoves, tubes, sleeping bags, and blankets.
AHBAP is a cooperation movement established in 2017. As one of the biggest organisations in Turkiye, Ahbap team and volunteers have been on the ground since Day One with the search and rescue team to actively reach survivors. The team is working to deliver essential food, clothing, and medical supplies and provide shelter to those in need. Ahbap also provides an open-access earthquake-safe map in its official website and social media channel to help survivors find local businesses, hotels, and other essential facilities that offer their support.