Victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake need our help. Here’s where to donate resources from Singapore.
For those who have lost their homes, family members, and friends in the recent Turkey-Syria earthquake, ‘devastating’ is an understatement. Tens of thousands have been injured, and up to 34,000 people have died. We may not be able to help on-ground all the way from Singapore, but we can donate much-needed money, resources, and food. Check out this list of charities and organisations you can contribute to.
Where to donate to help Turkey-Syria earthquake relief efforts
Oxfam has partnered with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to put out an urgent appeal for monetary donations. All of it will go to supporting people affected by the Turkey and Syria earthquake. $50 will provide enough blankets to keep six people warm; $80 will ensure two families are fed for as long as 10 days; and $160 will put a roof over the heads of four families.
Oxfam, donate online
2. Singapore Red Cross
The Singapore Red Cross has pledged $66,000 in humanitarian aid to the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. To help play a part in the ongoing relief efforts, you can donate online or in person at SRC offices across Singapore.
Singapore Red Cross, donate online
Donations to Unicef will go towards ensuring the safety and well-being of children. That includes safe water and food, healthcare and medical supplies, child protection, and education. You can choose to give a monthly sum or a one-time donation to help families receive water, hygiene kits, and school supplies.
Unicef, donate online
4. Global Giving
Help Global Giving reach its $5,000,000 goal, which will provide shelter, food, and water in southern Turkey and northern Syria. The fund will assist first responders in meeting immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. In the long term, this will also assist recovery efforts in impacted areas.
Global Giving, donate online
5. Action for Humanity
The teams at Action for Humanity are mobilising in Turkey and Syria to provide life-saving aid to those in need. Your monetary donations will go to ready-to-eat and cooked meals for families, emergency kits, and mobile clinics for life-saving operations.
Action for Humanity, donate online
6. Doctors Without Borders
Medical care is greatly needed in the aftermath of the Turkey and Syria earthquake. Doctors Without Borders supports local hospitals and partners who desperately need it. Help them out by donating sums of $50, $100, $250, or $1,000 which will go to providing lifesaving care and medical supplies.
Doctors Without Borders, donate online
7. Businesses in Singapore
If you find yourself at a restaurant or small business that’s supporting the cause, it’s a good time to contribute as well. For example, from now till 4 March, Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square will donate 50% of the proceeds from its ‘The Turkish’ breakfast to the Singapore Red Cross.
Let’s pool our efforts together to support those who have been affected by the Turkey and Syria earthquake.