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Refugee Support Europe

Urgent support for survivors of the earthquake in Türkiye

Help us support people affected by the earthquake in Türkiye, where poor sanitation is putting vulnerable people at even greater risk. We're supporting people with essential food & hygiene items, while showing them we care and that they're not alone
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You can help make someone's life a little bit easier, after they've endured so much.

Refugee Support is on the ground in Türkiye in the wake of the recent earthquake. Co-founder, Paul Hutchings, said:

Aside from the usual logistical and bureaucratic challenges, I've often found myself overwhelmed by the scale of the devastation: Crumbling buildings as far as the eye can see, and TWO MILLION people now living in tents and temporary accommodation.

We are working in towns surrounding Gazientep which have been partially destroyed, as well as the city of Antakya, which lies in ruins.

One of the most pressing problems right now is the lack of available toilets and showers. There are signs of increasing health issues, putting vulnerable people at even greater risk. We've partnered with a local women's cooperative to distribute essential hygiene items. The coop is already providing cooked mealsso our work supplements theirs and answers a pressing need.

As we spend more time in the region, it's become clear that people in remoter areas do not have access to basics like food. We are the first aid workers to arrive in a number of villages, where the need for food essentials is greatand Ramadan is about to begin.

We need to move quickly, and we need your help

In order to provide essential food and hygiene items support to the worst affected people, we need to raise £30,000 by 9th April.

By making a donation today, you can reach out and help people as they start rebuilding their lives.

The tragedy is huge. But as a small organisation, we know that your caring gesture will be felt by the people here in Türkiye.

About the charity

Refugee Support Europe

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Across Europe, people on the move face an increasingly hostile environment, often after a traumatic journey. Refugee Support's pioneering Dignity Centres provide a safe, welcoming space where people on the move can choose food and hygiene items, just like a normal shopping experience.

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