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A series of devastating earthquakes hit the Turkey-Syria border on Monday, leaving at least 11,000 people dead and 80,000 inujured. As people remain trapped in the rubble, and are forced to flee their homes — the effects of the disaster remain unclear.
Nightclubs and event venues in Turkey were one of the first to swiftly take action to fulfil their pledge of offering aid to those affected by the two consecutive devastating earthquakes in the region.
Istanbul clubs Klein Phönix, Klein Harbiye, RX Istanbul and MiniMuzikhol, the capital Ankara’s Kite, and Izmir venue DatDat have launched campaigns to gather essential supplies for the people of the 10 impacted provinces. Items provided by nearby clubgoers are being sent to those affected.
The parent company of Istanbul’s venue complex, Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, which has been hosting Sónar Istanbul since its first edition, also announced that they sent their own search-and-rescue teams to the areas most needed.
Core relief items listed by Turkey’s governmental institution, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), include heaters, blankets, pillows, bed linens, food parcels, dry food, hygiene kits, clean clothes, clean baby clothes, baby food, sleeping bags, power banks, scarves, berets and gloves.
Find a list of ways you can support the affected people below.
Turkey’s governmental emergency management and civil protection organisation. Amongst the other governmental, NGO and private institutions, it provides coordination, formulates policies and implements them.
A charity network founded by Turkish singer Haluk Levent. It’s one of the most active groups having a network of hundreds of philanthropists and tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the country.
A Turkish non-governmental organisation for disaster search and rescue relief.
A humanitarian non-governmental organisation, founded by a group of expatriate Syrian doctors and later grew into an international organisation that provides healthcare in northwestern part of Syria.
A British-founded confederation of 21 independent charitable organisations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty.