Airlift Aid to Turkey Earthquake Survivors



A powerful earthquake - magnitude 7.2 - has struck outside Van, Turkey. The earthquake and its destructive aftershocks are affecting children and families in Turkey. In response, Save the Children is planning a massive airlift of disaster relief supplies. We need your generous gift to support our humanitarian efforts and fund the emergency airlift. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

When the earthquake struck, it leveled more than 2,000 homes and buildings in an already impoverished region of Turkey. Thousands of people, many of them babies and young children, have been left homeless.

How will this project solve this problem?

Save the Children's project will deliver thousands of winterized family tents, transitional shelter units, blankets, sleeping bags and other essential items.

Potential Long Term Impact

Relief supplies will help keep chidlren safe and warm through the difficult fall and winter months and communities rebuild following the devastating earthquake.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £7,007

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £7,007 .  The original project funding goal was £5,009.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Penelope Crump

Westport, CT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Airlift Aid to Turkey Earthquake Survivors