A message from the AHC family to support our community members affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria


 

On Monday, February 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, left significant damage in Turkey and Syria. Several thousand individuals have lost their lives, and millions more have been displaced or are still missing, affecting an area already confronting a cholera outbreak and harsh winter weather.

Action For Healthy Communities Society of Alberta would like to express our deepest sympathies and concern for our community members from Turkey and Syria, suffering from the disastrous earthquake. In this region, millions rely on humanitarian aid and support.

We need to stand up with the affectees and help them in whatever ways we can. Consider supporting the relief efforts on the ground in the critical days following this devastating event. Every dollar amount helps!

The following list contains details on organizations involved in the relief efforts and how your donations can support the relief efforts.

Ways to Donate

      • Syrian American Medical Society is providing urgent medical care. Many hospitals in the region were already stretched thin, and the earthquakes damaged others. You can donate here.

      • UNICEF is on the ground in Turkey and Syria, helping children and families in the aftermath of two devastating earthquakes. You can donate here.

      • The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef on Twitter) The White Helmets team is on the ground in Northwest Syria, searching for survivors and removing the dead from the rubble. Donate here.

    • Humanity & Inclusion provides mental health and rehabilitation services and will deploy some rehab specialists to aid emergency care victims. It is accepting donations here.

You can also support the relief efforts by sharing this information with your network, friends and family!

 

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