On Monday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake wrecked cities and shattered lives across Türkiye and Syria. The situation on the ground is still unfolding, but more than 7,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured, numbers that are likely to grow in the coming days. Devastating damage to homes and businesses only compounds years of trauma for many Syrian refugees living in the hardest hit areas.
“For the Turkish people, we have lived through earthquakes like this before but for our Syrian friends, it just feels like crisis upon crisis. They have already lost their homes and family members and were in the process of rebuilding their lives. This is a new kind of devastation,” said Bora Arican, Program Services Country Director in Türkiye.
Building Markets is proud to work with our business partners to deliver relief to earthquake victims, and we also need your help. Here are three ways to make an immediate impact and meet urgent needs:
We are working to raise $100,000 to meet these urgent needs.