Dear Members of IPC,
As the city of Gaziantep and its people, we are going through rough times. The city was heavily damaged including Gaziantep Castle and old houses and countless buildings collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced outside in the snow and cold.
There is no need to say that seasonal conditions make the situation even worse. Thus, people need winter clothes (coats and jackets, raincoats, boots, sweaters, trousers and pants, gloves, scarf and neckerchief, socks, underwear, etc.); other materials such as tents, mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, tubular and catalytic stove and heater, camp cylinder, flask (thermos), flashlight, power bank, generator, as well as food packages (durable foodstuff - canned goods), baby formula, diaper, cleaning and hygiene materials, and sanitary pad.
Those who want to support the donation campaign initiated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) can also send an SMS to 1866 by typing "DEPREM" (SMS fee is 20 TL, equivalent to 0.98 € / 1.06 USD) or can make donations through the bank account numbers stated in the following link:
The Recipient Name must be written as “T.C. İçişleri Bakanlığı Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı-Deprem Bağışı” when making aid through EFT.
Thank you in advance for all your valuable support