Earthquake Turkey & Syria
We would like to express our sympathy and support to all our colleagues and students with family and friends in Turkey & Syria, and to our partners out in both countries following the massive earthquake which hit the region in the early hours of this morning. Our thoughts go out to all, and we hope help will reach all those now in need of shelter, medical care, and support.
‼️ All help is welcome. There is especially need for financial support. You can donate money:
- Through Red Cross Belgium, via their website (link in Dutch).
- You can also make a donation through the 12-12 Consortium. Donations to 12-12 are distributed to the seven members of the Consortium. These are Caritas International, Doctors of the World, Handicap International, Oxfam Solidarity, Red Cross, Plan International Belgium and UNICEF Belgium. The money goes to humanitarian relief and longer-term reconstruction.
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