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Where You Can Donate To Help Turkey & Syria Earthquake Victims

On February 6, 2023, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria. It happened during the early hours and a series of aftershocks followed. Thousands of people have been killed, buildings flattened to the ground, and infrastructure and entire cities are devastated. Survivors are in dire need of food, water, basic necessities, and shelter amid freezing winter conditions. Rescuers and emergency crews are working day and night in the hope of finding survivors.

Help is needed and donations, whether big or small matter. Here is a list of humanitarian organisations and charities that you can donate to help the victims in Turkey and Syria.

Turkish Red Crescent (Red Cross Affiliate)

The Turkish Red Crescent’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Türkiye and around the world. They are a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.

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Click here to donate.

Syrian Red Crescent (Red Cross Affiliate)

The Syrian Red Crescent is a non-profit organization inclusive of 14 branches all around Syria. For 79 years, they have been committed to provide domestic relief and help people in need.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The IFRC is the world’s largest humanitarian network, comprising 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies working to save lives, build community resilience, strengthen localization and promote dignity around the world.

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Click here to donate.

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters.

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Click here to donate.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers medical humanitarian assistance to people based solely on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Our teams of doctors, nurses, logisticians, and other frontline workers are often among the first on the scene when people’s lives are upended by conflict, disease outbreaks, or natural or human-made disasters.

Click here to donate.

Union Of Medical Relief & Care Organizations

UOSSM USA (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-USA), is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable, independent, non-government, medical humanitarian organization, incorporated in the state of Texas. UOSSM USA was founded by healthcare professionals to provide lifesaving medical humanitarian relief and access to quality healthcare and mental health services to people most in need and communities affected by crises, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, or political affiliation.

Click here to donate.

The White Helmets

The White Helmets are a humanitarian aid organisation that operates in rebel-controlled areas of Syria.

Click here to donate.

Caritas

Caritas Internationalis is confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. When a crisis hits, Caritas is already on the ground. The diverse members give us our strength – from small groups of volunteers to some of the biggest global charities. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.

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Click here to donate.

International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation

IBC strives to alleviate human suffering regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, color, social origin, religion, belief, language, political opinion, gender, age, and sexual orientation, genetic and physical features.

Click here to donate.

CARE

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Click here to donate.

Other organizations helping earthquake victims


When donating to charities, please keep the following in mind:

  • Donate only to reputable and registered charities.
  • Never provide your bank account information, personal details or other details without verifying the organisation collecting donations
  • Keep a record of your donations. Make sure to get a receipt or email confirming your donation for record-keeping and tax purposes.

Here are other possible ways to help (Source: r/Turkey)

International Accounts for Money Transfer

Organization / CharityBank InfoIBAN (EUR)IBAN (USD)Account No / Routing NoSWIFTExtra Info
Turkish Red CrescentZiraat Bank InternationalDE26 5122 0700 1080 0000 01TCZBDEFFNGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, accused of being corrupt
Disaster and Emergency Management PresidencyT.C. Ziraat BankasıTR19 0001 0017 4555 5555 5552 06TR46 0001 0017 4555 5555 5552 05TCZBTR2AGovermental Organization, widely critized for being slow and not organizing efforts to rescue
Disaster and Emergency Management PresidencyTürkiye İş BankasıTR19 0006 4000 0024 2992 5862 85TR09 0006 4000 0024 2992 5862 71ISBKTRISGovermental Organization, widely critized for being slow and not organizing efforts to rescue
Turkish Embassy DCNo longer accepting money (?)Govermental Organization, accepting item donations
Turkish Embassy in AustraliaCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaBSB: 062-900 / Account: 1123 8493CTBAAU2SGovermental Organization
Turkish Embassy-New DelhiRBL BankAccount no: 409001919272 / IFSC C: RATN0000400Govermental Organization

Non-Governmental Organizations

Organization / CharityBank InfoIBAN (EUR)IBAN (USD)IBAN (GBP)SWIFTExtra Info
Ahbap DerneğiTürkiye İş BankasıTR15 0006 4000 0021 0212 1502 77TR32 0006 4000 0021 0212 1502 62TR37 0006 4000 0021 0212 2608 49ISBKTRISNGO, focuses on humanitarian aid
AKUT – Arama Kurtarma DerneğiTürkiye İş BankasıTR12 0006 4000 0021 0806 6661 44TR48 0006 4000 0021 0806 6666 60ISBKTRISNGO, Search and Rescue focus
AKUT – Arama Kurtarma DerneğiQNB FinansbankTR66 0011 1000 0000 0032 4941 26TR82 0011 1000 0000 0032 4941 29FNNBTRISNGO, Search and Rescue focus
Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (BEH) & Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH)CommerzbankDE53 200 400 600 200 400 600COBADEFFNGO, see website for alternative payment options (German)

International Funds or Organizations

Organization / CharityLinkCredit CardPaypalAlternative PaymentInfoExtra Info
Turkish Red CrescentDonate to Turkish Red CrescentYesDirect Payment, Postal Payment, In-App Payment (Android, IOS)NGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, accused of being corruptTurkey
International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementDonate NowYesNGOUses Swiss Francs
Ahbap PlatformOfficial WebsiteYesDirect PaymentNGO, focuses on humanitarian aidTurkey
Ahbap PlatformGoFundMeYesYesDirect PaymentNGO, focuses on humanitarian aidTurkey
Hasan Abi For TurkeyEvents SoftgivingYesYesFundraiser by Turkish-American streamer HasanAbiDonations go to Donations go to CARE TurkeyCARE SyriaAKUT & Ahbap via Givinga Foundation
American Turkish Association of Washington D.C.FundraiserYesYesNGO, Fundraiser via Turkish Philanthropy FundsUSA
Association of Turkish Americans of Southern CaliforniaLinkYesZelleNGOUSA
British Red CrossDonate Red CrossYesYesNGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementUK
German Red CrossDRKYesYesAmazon Pay, SEPA, SofortNGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementGermany
French Red CrossDonner Croix-RougeYesYesDirect PaymentNGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementFrance
Lithuanian Red CrossLietuvos Raudonojo KryžiausYesDirect Payment, SMSNGO, part of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Oxfam AustraliaDonate OxfamYesNGOAustralia
Oxfam New ZealandDonate OxfamYesNGONew Zealand
Turkish Philanthropy FundsDonate TPFUNDYesYesNGOUSA
Bridge to TurkiyeBridge to TurkiyeYesDirect PaymentFundraiser to help Ahbap PlatformUSA
Humanity & InclusionHI – USYesYesGoogle PayFundraiser focuses on mental health and rehabilitationUSA
DITIB – Türkisch-Islamische Union der Anstalt für ReligionDITIBYesYesSEPANGO, connected to Turkish Directorate of Religious AffairsGermany
Turkiye Earthquake Relief FundYoutube Video (Fundraiser)YesYoutube Campaign, Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Islamic Relief USADonate NowYesDirect PaymentNGOUSA
Muslim Hands UKDonate NowYesNGOUK
International Development and Relief FoundationIDRF.ca DonateYesNGOCanada
Veterinarians without BordersDonate hereYesTax deductableNGO, pet focus, HAYTAP collaboratorCanada
Molham Volunteering TeamCampaign DonateYesNGOJordan

Cryptocoin Donations

Organization / CharityERC20 WalletBEP20 WalletAvalanche WalletInfo
Ahbap0xe1935271D1993434A1a59fE08f24891Dc5F398Cd0xB67705398fEd380a1CE02e77095fed64f8aCe4630x868D27c361682462536DfE361f2e20B3A6f4dDD8NGO, focuses on humanitarian aid

Alternative and a longer list of organizations/fundraisers created by BOYUT (Boğaziçi Graduates) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fqwYTrk0ZlQ6-f1Jzh7MbXvZEw2EZKxK8UIpeYya_TA/edit#


Before making a donation, you can also check Charity Watch for further information and verification on your chosen charity.

This post has been updated to include other international funds and organisations.



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