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).
In #Syria, the earthquake has re-shaken memories of over 12 years of crisis.
The last few hours and days have brought a new layer of suffering, as they search for their loved ones and face the bitter cold. pic.twitter.com/ILpLp7KpjB
— ICRC (@ICRC) February 8, 2023