We have all seen the heart-breaking images from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey (Türkiye) and Syria. The human toll is immeasurable, and the eventual road to recovery will be exceptionally long. According to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), more than 36,000 people have died so far and many thousands are injured and still missing in Turkey and Syria, with numbers expected to rise further.
Rescuers warn time is running out to find survivors amid freezing cold conditions, with 17 million people in affected areas, many of whom are in urgent need of shelter, food, and medical aid.
At Nectar Group, we encourage our global teams to join us as we support the people of Turkey and Syria during this difficult time. Every contribution of whatever amount helps and will make a big difference to the lives of those affected. In the UK, the government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £5 million, meaning your support will go even further.
The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to provide and deliver aid to ensure successful appeals. The charities include Oxfam, Save the Children UK, Age International, British Red Cross, Cafod, Christian Aid and Islamic Relief.
Doctors Without Borders – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is also working in northwest Syria and Turkey to provide life-saving medical care.
Continued support is needed as first responders and organisations like the DEC and MSF work to respond to the emergency. Share this post to help raise awareness of this crisis within Syria and Turkey (Türkiye).
Our thoughts are with all of those affected, their friends, family, and colleagues.