09. Feb. 2023
The Grundfos Foundation grants USD 577,000 (DKK 4 million) to four organizations providing emergency assistance to victims of the earthquakes striking Turkey and Syria Monday morning.

In the early hours of Monday morning, 6 February, two deadly earthquakes (7.8 and 7.5 magnitude) struck Turkey and Syria. The earthquakes have caused many buildings to collapse and as rescue workers work through the freezing winter and the death toll climbs, millions of people in the affected areas find themselves without food, water, or shelter.

USD 577,000 for disaster relief

To help the victims on the ground, the Grundfos Foundation has decided to grant USD 144,000 (DKK 1 million) to each of the organizations below:

  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross who are on the ground in Turkey and the Syrian areas where not many others have access;
  • Danish Refugee Council who are on the ground in both Turkey and parts of Syria;
  • Danish Red Cross who are present in Turkey and provide a lot of help to the affected people;
  • The Turkish NGO Ahbap who are active in the affected area in Turkey, as Grundfos in Turkey works with and points to them as important in the area right now.

Overall, a total emergency relief donation of USD 577,000 (DKK 4 million).

"Like many others, we are deeply affected by the terrible disaster in Turkey and Syria. And there is an urgent need for relief and reconstruction. We know these organizations well and know that they make a vital and life-saving difference."
Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director, Grundfos Foundation