How to Help: International Legal Community Urged to Support Turkey’s Earthquake Relief Efforts
Introduction: In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey’s eastern regions, the Turkish legal community has come together to help raise funds, send supplies, and offer assistance in affected areas. However, with the scale of the disaster, the international legal community is being called upon to lend its support.
Section 1: Contributing to Relief Efforts If you’re looking to help, several organizations are coordinating relief efforts and accepting donations. The most effective way to contribute at the moment is to make direct monetary donations via trusted NGOs such as:
Subsection 1.1: AHBAP AHBAP is a highly reputable NGO, boasting a network of 200 philanthropists and 30,000 volunteers in 70 Turkish provinces. It is among the most dependable NGOs in Turkey, and therefore a popular choice for donations. You can donate to AHBAP by visiting their website at https://ahbap.org/disasters-turkey.
Subsection 1.2: AKUT AKUT is another highly respected NGO, consisting entirely of volunteers who search, assist, and rescue those in need during mountain or other nature-related accidents, natural disasters, and emergency conditions. AKUT has no political affiliation and relies on trained, disciplined, and high-standard personnel and equipment. Visit https://www.akut.org.tr/en/donation to donate to AKUT.
Subsection 1.3: AFAD AFAD is a public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Interior, working to prevent disasters, minimize disaster-related damages, plan and coordinate post-disaster response, and promote cooperation among various government agencies. To donate to AFAD, visit their website at https://en.afad.gov.tr/earthquake-campaign.
Subsection 1.4: Turkish Red Crescent Turkish Red Crescent is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education to people in need. To donate to the Turkish Red Crescent’s earthquake relief efforts, visit their website at https://www.kizilay.org.tr/Bagis/BagisYap/405/donations-for-earthquake-in-pazarcik.
Section 2: Conclusion The aftermath of natural disasters like the earthquakes in Turkey can be devastating, and it takes a collective effort to help those affected. By contributing to relief efforts through trusted NGOs, the international legal community can make a meaningful difference and help those affected by the earthquakes.