DISASTER STRIKES TURKEY

DISASTER STRIKES

In October of 2011, as millions of Turkish citizens celebrated the religious festival of Eid, rescue workers pulled out the bodies of a blind locksmith and his two daughters, Dilber, 8 and Summeye, 10 from the rubble of a collapsed building in eastern Turkey, bringing Turkey’s earthquake toll to 603.

 

The earthquake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck eastern Turkey near the city of Van on Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 13:41 local time. The earthquake caused hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and damage to thousands of buildings, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless.

SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS

In the immediate aftermath of the deadly earthquake, we launched a campaign in the UK to raise funds for vitally needed food and hygiene parcels for the thousands of displaced families.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of a local NGO, our emergency relief team sourced and purchased large quantities of food, drink and hygiene products.

 

The recipients’ needs were addressed, taking into account the number of family members, women, children, etc.

 

Parcels containing varying amounts of products were made and distributed to dozens of displaced families and individuals in the most affected areas.

Budget/Cost

Breakdown of project cost: Emergency Relief, Turkey, October 2011

Item             Unit cost (GBP) No. of items Total cost (GBP)
Bottled water (1.5lt) £0.12.5 2,400 £300.00
Fruit juice (200ml) £0.18.7 400 £74.80
Milk (1lt) £0.81.2 200 £162.40
Canned beans (500g) £0.93.8 200 £187.60
Baby biscuits (1kg) £2.50 40 £100.00
Diaper packs £3.75 40 £150.00
Ladies hygiene packs £0.63 40 £25.20
Total £1,000.00

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