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« on: February 08, 2023, 10:34:20 AM »

The 7.8 earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 was a catastrophe. The death toll is rising and currently at about 9300. My heart goes out to those affected in this terrible disaster.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 11:11:04 AM »

The 7.8 earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 was a catastrophe. The death toll is rising and currently at about 9300. My heart goes out to those affected in this terrible disaster.

Taz posted a legitimate charity for donations on Twitter - so many scammers out there.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 11:25:00 AM »

Yeah you probably should not make payments to @Erdogan.com... Apparently a tax was implemented after the terrible earthquake in 1999 and supposedly Turkey has collected more than 31b Euros (unconfirmed) and most of it was probably used to fatten some government-friend's purses. Indeed, it quite apparently did not go into making contruction safer.
Though botched up construction is nothing new - there is just far too much money involved and it is far too easy to get away with.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 03:46:25 PM »

An horrible event, all the destroyed and lost lifes

This morning I got a female colleague all watered up with a sad story of the earthquake.

A baby that apparently was born during the aftermath of the earthquake in Syria, underneath the rubble.
Mother died, and the baby was found still attached by the umbilical cord. For now the baby girl is save.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2023, 04:12:31 PM »

https://nos.nl/collectie/...rdogan-belooft-beterschap


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NOS News
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Help still difficult on the third day after the quake, Erdogan promises recovery

More than two days after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, it is still not clear how extensive the damage actually is. The death toll is rising sharply with every hour, it has now passed 11,000. It is inevitable that with the clearing of the rubble, that number will rise much further.

Although the international community was ready to provide assistance just hours after the earthquake, it is still struggling to get started. The Dutch cabinet has now made 10 million euros available for aid to Syria. This mainly concerns emergency aid such as food, water, blankets and tents. A search and rescue team has also been sent to Turkey and the country is also receiving help from many other sides.

However, impassable roads, the wintry weather and the civil war in northern Syria make all aid more difficult. Turkey requested help from the European Union almost immediately after the earthquake. Syria did not initially do so, but has done so today. The regime in that country is still heavily sanctioned for human rights violations since the outbreak of civil war in 2011.

The Dutch rescue team USAR arrived on Tuesday afternoon in one of the hardest hit regions, the Turkish province of Hatay. The team has so far managed to pull seven people out of the rubble alive. "Sometimes it goes easily, at other times we really spend hours getting to the victim and we have to break through concrete and rubble and saw and drill," says USAR spokesman Jop Heinen.

According to the spokesperson, it is clear to see "how horribly hard the people have been affected here. People live on the street, live in the car and, understandably and sensibly, no longer go into their homes." The rescue team has enough resources to stay in the area for seven days.

In Syria, on the other hand, the people in the disaster area have seen little or no help. President Assad's regime wants to retain control of aid delivery in the area, which is partly in the hands of the opposition.

"It is impossible to travel through opposition areas to a city like Aleppo, for example. You can do that on the map, but in today's real world you cannot just travel through those areas. That may sound strange, but that is the reality" , says Middle East correspondent Daisy Mohr.

This means that trucks full of relief supplies cannot travel to the disaster area without permission. And getting permission is not that easy either. "The Assad government retains control over the aid. Opposition territory is already difficult to reach under normal circumstances. In addition, there is actually only one border crossing, Bab al-Hawa, but it has become unusable due to the earthquake."


But in Turkey, aid is still not optimal even on the third day. President Erdogan has now arrived in the earthquake zone and in a speech the president acknowledged that the first aid immediately after the strong earthquake left something to be desired.

"On the first day we experienced some problems, but on the second day and today the situation is under control," Erdogan said of Turkey's response to the disaster. "We had some problems with airports and roads, but today things are going better," said the president, who promised his country to get better in the coming days.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2023, 04:55:07 PM »

We were friends with a family who lost all but one of their children during the 1999 Turkey quake. The mother was very hurt, but made a full recovery. They later adopted several children from Turkey. So sad all around. My husband coached the youngest.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2023, 05:09:16 PM »

I am friends with a woman, who went to college there, friends of her died and others are homeless.
The moneys that should have gone into preventing a disaster of this proportion went into private coffers.
And what makes me so very angry is that the powers to be have already promised and pledged help and hot air, and in about 10-15 years, when the next quake hits, the pictures and horror will be just the same.
1999! To me that is just about yesterday, and nothing  -nothing was learned or changed...
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2023, 05:51:31 PM »

If you were looking for a reputable charity to aid people, may I recommend World Central Kiychen? Iíve never heard even the tiniest whiff  of scandal  about this charity, and they do a fabulous job of bringing in mobile kitchens and food to even the most devastated areas Iím sure they will have boots on the ground there within a matter of days.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2023, 06:40:14 PM »

Absolutely devastating.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2023, 06:45:07 PM »

If you were looking for a reputable charity to aid people, may I recommend World Central Kiychen? Iíve never heard even the tiniest whiff  of scandal  about this charity, and they do a fabulous job of bringing in mobile kitchens and food to even the most devastated areas Iím sure they will have boots on the ground there within a matter of days.

Their CEO is worth $50 million but still draws a $650,000 salary from WCK. Obscene.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2023, 09:00:05 AM »

If you were looking for a reputable charity to aid people, may I recommend World Central Kiychen? Iíve never heard even the tiniest whiff  of scandal  about this charity, and they do a fabulous job of bringing in mobile kitchens and food to even the most devastated areas Iím sure they will have boots on the ground there within a matter of days.

Their CEO is worth $50 million but still draws a $650,000 salary from WCK. Obscene.
⬆️Uff thats bad

Iím also torn where to donate money because a dear friend of mine is working with an NGO and know how dirty the can be
You can check these one (Iím still deciding myself )
Scouts https://worldscoutfoundat...yEz8uBCcP_yDxaSuI2Z_8Fqq0
This post has various ones (its in italian)
https://www.instagram.com...KLR9/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
For the curdist that Turkey was bombarding untill sunday
https://t.umblr.com/redir...GQzZjU0&ts=1676015788
https://href.li/?https://...w.medico.de/jetzt-spenden
Not idea how legitimate some are but there is a great problem with reaching the Syrian part because of the sanctions and everything
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2023, 06:27:29 PM »

If you were looking for a reputable charity to aid people, may I recommend World Central Kiychen? Iíve never heard even the tiniest whiff  of scandal  about this charity, and they do a fabulous job of bringing in mobile kitchens and food to even the most devastated areas Iím sure they will have boots on the ground there within a matter of days.

Their CEO is worth $50 million but still draws a $650,000 salary from WCK. Obscene.

Respectfully, Hester, I think this is not so.

The $650,000 seems to be the total 'executive compensation' for ALL of the executives. The CEO was getting +/- $190,000 and Chef Josť Andrťs himself was not taking anything. I checked because it is one of the charities that my company supports (we vote from a list).

https://www.charitywatch....ies/world-central-kitchen

https://projects.propubli...s/organizations/273521132



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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2023, 01:38:52 AM »

The tragic earthquake with thousands of victims, Lionel Messi donates millions of euros to help Turkey and Syria
Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have claimed thousands of lives. The strong tremors have brought down many houses, schools, buildings and other facilities. The problems in these two countries have raised concerns around the world, including soccer star Lionel Messi. According to reports from a number of media in Turkey, Lionel Messi has immediately distributed humanitarian aid in the amount of 3.5 million euros.
Lionel Messi has asked his foundation, the "Leo Messi Foundation", to send aid to the earthquake victims. "Leo Messi Foundation" is a family foundation that cares for the health and education of the world's children.
Leo's older brother, Matias Messi, organizes the agency's activities in partnership with UNICEF. Lionel Messi has donated 3.5 million euros in funds for the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria


Full article https://sot.com.al/englis...iona-euro-per-te--i568834
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