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Earthquake and Disaster Relief in Turkey and Syria

Dear GSSR Community,

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria is devastating: Tens of thousands have died and a massive humanitarian disaster will continue for a long time to come. We at the Graduate School for Social Research express our sadness over this natural disaster, and our solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria, and the international community that has helped with disaster relief efforts.

We encourage the GSSR community to support the people of Syria and Turkey, whether they are in the country now, or are your classmates and colleagues abroad. We encourage you to seek information, reach out to others, and to donate.

Searching for survivors

From the Red Cross: “If you are searching for loved ones in Türkiye please contact the Turkish Red Crescent at Tracing@kizilay.org.tr. If you are searching for loved ones in Syria, please contact these phone numbers: Aleppo: +963 (0)950000822; Hama: +983 (0)9950000824; Latakia: +963(0)950000827; Tartus: +963 (0)950000928.”


Disaster Emergency Committee, UK: DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/donate/single/donation-single-00130

Turkish Red Crescent, Donations for Earthquake in Pazarcık: https://www.kizilay.org.tr/Bagis/BagisYap/405/donations-for-earthquake-in-pazarcik

International Committee of the Red Cross on the Syrian Emergency: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/syria-emergency


BBC, “Turkey earthquake: Where did it hit and why was it so deadly?”: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64540696

Nature, News Explainer, “Turkey–Syria earthquake: what scientists know”: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00364-y