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Picture of rubbles and text explaining we raised 23 million for the EQ in Turkiye and Syria

Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria


On Monday, February 6, two powerful earthquakes struck Türkiye near the border with northern Syria.

More than 57,000 people lost their lives, and the damage to buildings, roads and infrastructure has left millions in need of humanitarian assistance.

Izmir Kassam, a 10-year-old boy from Calgary is running 100 kilometers to fundraise for our campaign in Türkiye and Syria. Learn all about his initiative and make a donation to his fundraiser below.

Izmir's fundraising campaign


Our members are on the ground in both countries, providing assistance and relief in the form of:

  • Food
  • Drinking water
  • Hygiene supplies and sanitation
  • Cash to buy emergency supplies
  • Shelter, heaters, blankets, cooking pots
  • Health care and medical supplies
  • Mental health and psychosocial care
  • Protection -- providing safe spaces for children and women
  • Heavy machinery for the removal of debris