A massive earthquake that hit southern Türkiye and northern Syria last week has had a devastating impact. More than 44,000 deaths have been reported so far and millions of people have been affected, many of whom were already in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Syria and Türkiye in this hour of great tragedy.
Within hours of the earthquake, businesses were on the front lines of the humanitarian response. GHAEA members have already provided financial resources to relief efforts, operating humanitarian airbridge flights, donated medical supplies, transported food, shelter and healthcare supplies and mobilised employee donation programmes.
What is the best way for the private sector to support people in need following the Kahramanmaraş earthquake?
How can your company make a financial or in-kind contribution?
Which principles and guidelines need to be taken into consideration when businesses get involved in humanitarian emergencies?
Find out by downloading the new Business Brief: Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria from UN OCHA and CBi.
The UN's Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) is leading the coordinated emergency response. In conjunction with their Member Network in Türkiye, the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED) and Business for Goals, CBi is working closely with government authorities and international organisations to get lifesaving assistance to people in need.
Find the most up-to-date information and resources by visiting Relief Web's Türkiye Syria Earthquake Response.
Businesses looking to support, Rhiza Nery, CBi’s Network Coordination Specialist, is on the ground in Ankara for at least the next six weeks as the focal point for private sector coordination with international organizations, civil society, and government authorities for both the Syria and Türkiye earthquake response. If you have any questions or require support, please reach out to her directly firstname.lastname@example.org.