Double Earthquakes Devastate Eastern Turkey, Sparking Global Aid Efforts
A devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck eastern Turkey on February 6, 2023 at 04:17, followed by a second quake with a magnitude of 7.6 nine hours later. The epicenter of the earthquakes was located in Kahramanmaraş, with the tremors felt in 10 cities, including nearby provinces. The disaster has caused widespread destruction, with 6217 buildings reported as destroyed and thousands of people killed and injured. Emergency response teams are currently on the ground, conducting search and rescue operations in hopes of saving those still trapped in the rubble.
The support in the wake of the earthquakes has been tremendous, with tens of countries and thousands of institutions, organizations, and well-known individuals from around the world offering their condolences and aid. Donations have poured in, helping to improve the situation and aid in the relief efforts. The international community has come together in solidarity to assist the affected communities and offer hope in the face of this tragedy.
Learn about the impact of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and find out whether the popular tourist destination of Kusadasi was affected or not. The earthquakes were centered in eastern Turkey and did not affect Kusadasi, located in the western part of the country.
If you would like to help end this tragedy in the country by making a donation, you can donate and support through the following institutions. Or you can spread this news and make people aware of this disaster.
AFAD – Turkey’s official Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency:
https://en.afad.gov.tr/earthquake-humanitarian-aid-campaign (donate in TRY, EUR and USD)
AHBAP – One of the most active voluntary networks, active in the affected regions:
bagis.ahbap.org (donate in TRY, EUR and USD)