Türkiye suffered a devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023. The epicenter of this earthquake (7.8), was in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş. A second major earthquake (7.5) hit the region 9 hours later, causing significant further damage to already compromised buildings. The earthquake affected the neighboring provinces of Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Malatya, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Elazığ and Adana where about 14 million people reside. Aftershocks continue in the entire region to this day. The estimated death toll from this disaster exceeds 50,000 lives.
With our Aid Fund, we are trying to find and support NGOs working in the disaster area during this difficult time. We have provided funds to the NGOs listed below:
Thank you to everyone for your trust in CTC and taking immediate action to support the initiative. We will continue to support the people in the disaster area.