Turkey Mozaik Foundation

Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund

Help survivors to recover from the devastating effects of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Gaziantep/Kahramanmaras and surrounding regions in Turkiye on 6 February 2023
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Campaign timeline

27 April

- Regional Recovery Support Program grantees announced: £1,6 million granted to 19 organisations.

- Total grants awarded by Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund exceeded £2,5 million

18 April

- £76,433 granted to Child Studies Association, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and Lotus Womens Solidarity and Life Association.

15 April

- Fundraiser concert at the Royal Albert Hall organised by Sounds of Solidarity and Communion Music in support of Turkey Mozaik Foundation and War Child UK

14 April

- £113,333 granted to Colourful Hopes Association, Kırkayak Culture, Art and Nature Association, Mimoza Womens Association, and Youth Approaches to Health Association.

7 April

- Turkey Mozaik Foundation conducted a field visit to Arsuz, Hatay, and met with representatives of grantees Support to Life Association and Füsun Sayek Association for the Development of Health and Education.

- Turkey Mozaik Foundation met with mor ve ötesi, Ali Ismail Korkmaz Foundation (ALIKEV), and Architecture for All Association in Hatay to kick off a joint project to construct a new youth centre for ALIKEV, as well as a rehearsal studio for local young musicians

29 March

- Co-founder and trustee Oya Tabağ spoke in the PM4TheWorld 24-hour Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Charity Conference.

23 March

- mor ve ötesi fundraiser concert in London

16 March

- £122,200 granted to Basic Needs Association and Women's Coalition

13 March

- Regional Recovery Support Program deadline. Open call for applications received 326 applications from 49 cities

13 March

- £117,900 granted to Turkish Psychologists Association Istanbul Branch and Hand in Hand Federation

8 March

- Co-founder and trustee Nilüfer Atalay spoke in the "Cities in the Aftermath of the Earthquakes: Experiences, Needs and Possible Futures in Turkey" panel organised by LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies and LSE European Institute.

6 March

- £100,000 granted to Support to Life Association

24 February

- Launched Regional Recovery Support Program to support long-term interventions of organisations in Türkiye to support the earthquake-affected region

23 February

- Third cohort of the Small Grants Program announced : £69,000 granted to 11 organisations

22 February

- Campaign reached £2,000,000

20 February

- 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Hatay

- Second cohort of the Small Grants Program announced: £51,750 granted to 8 organisations

17 February

- Small Grants Program deadline. Open call for applications received 386 applications from 55 cities

16 February

- First cohort of the Small Grants Program announced: £46,350 granted to 7 organisations

14 February

- £87,000 granted to Ahbap Association

13 February

- £32,580 granted to Food Rescue Association and Lokman Hekim Health Foundation

11 February

- Campaign reached £1,000,000

- Campaign featured by the SKY News in a live interview

10 February

- Launched Small Grants Program to support urgent relief efforts of grassroots organisations

9 February

- £100,000 granted to Support to Life Association

8 February

- Campaign featured by BBC Radio London in a live interview

7 February

- Campaign featured by the BBC News in a live interview

- First 3 grants (£45,000) to Needs Map, TOKTUT, AKUT Search and Rescue Association

6 February 2023

We are deeply saddened by the news of a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Gaziantep/Kahramanmaras provinces at 04:17 am (01:17 GMT) on 6 February 2023, and affected at least 10 provinces in southern Turkiye. The earthquake was followed by multiple aftershocks with the highest being of magnitude 7.5.

While the aftermath of this tragic event is still being assessed, we know that thousands of buildings have collapsed and the death toll is rising as powerful and aftershock earthquakes are continuously hitting the region. The region is also affected by extreme weather conditions which presents additional challenges to the survivors and rescue teams. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all who have lost loved ones or have been affected by the earthquake.

Turkiye issued a level-4 alarm, which includes an international call for help. Many organisations are now mobilised to provide immediate relief in the form of food, shelter, water, and medicine to to help the areas that were hit by the massive earthquake.

We are launching the Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to support civil society organisations working on the ground to provide immediate relief and medium to long term recovery to survivors of the earthquake.

We have mobilised more than GBP 60,000 via the Izmir Earthquake , Elazig Earthquake and the Refugee Relief Funds to civil society organisations including AKUT, Support to Life, Needs Map and Basic Needs Association in 2020. For this campaign, we will continue to work closely with representatives and support networks of Turkey Mozaik Foundation grantee partners to ensure that funds are directed to carefully selected organisations on the ground for maximum impact.

Thanks in advance for your generous contributions to our campaign. We will keep you informed with updates.

About the charity

Turkey Mozaik Foundation

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Our mission is to support civil society organisations in Turkey by serving as a bridge between donors and grassroot organizations. We provide funding for charities, projects and programmes through fundraising activities in the UK. We are non-governmental and politically non-affiliated.  

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