Turkey & Syria Earthquake Response Fund

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On Monday, February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s southern Gaziantep Province and northern Syria. The earthquake is estimated to be the strongest to hit the area in over 100 years. At the time of writing, death toll is now nearly 37,000. It is estimated that over 13 million people have been affected (source: Reuters).

KBF CANADA is joining our Myriad alliance partners KBFUS, KBF Europe and Give2Asia to raise earthquake relief and recovery funds for Turkey and Syria.
Thousands of people are in need of food and shelter, and other anticipated needs include clean water, medicine, health services, and more. More specific numbers of those in need will become clear in the coming days, including the needs of refugee populations from conflicts happening inside of Syria.

Donations received by KBF CANADA will go to help communities in Turkey and Syria through humanitarian relief projects with on-the-ground organizations, including the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation and Syria Relief and Development.

The rapidly evolving nature of the situation on the ground requires a responsive and agile response.
Contributions will be distributed to projects implemented by diligently selected and trusted organizations that are actively responding to the most pressing needs on the ground.

We are committed to transparency and the integrity of our donors and will regularly update this page on how and where your donations are being used. All contributions are eligible for a donation receipt for tax purposes in Canada.

International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC)
Serving communities in Turkey and Syria, IBC is mobilizing to provide relief and assess needs. Given the cold weather conditions in the affected areas of both Turkey and Syria, IBC’s initial goal is to distribute tents, heaters, blankets, warm clothing, and food to families.
As part of its ongoing work, IBC strives to alleviate human suffering without discrimination, focusing on five core areas: emergency relief; rehabilitation; community development; health; education.

For more information on IBC: https://www.ibc.org.tr/EN/main

Syria Relief and Development (SRD):
With their Turkey country office located in Gaziantep – the epicentre of the first quake – SRD has been on the ground from the first moment. The have deployed 20 ambulances to serve those critically injured and are working to provide medical care, shelter and food.
As part of its ongoing work, SRD provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Syria, including keeping as many medical professionals as possible in Syria; program development in gender-based violence; shelter; rehabilitation.

For more information on SRD: https://srd.ngo


KBF CANADA’s role is to carry out charitable activities across the globe in accordance with its charitable purposes. We control and monitor the use of funds and the progress of charitable activities to ensure that donations made to KBF CANADA have the greatest impact in accordance with donors’ expressed wishes. As a member of the Myriad Alliance with offices in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, KBF CANADA has a vast international network and extensive practical expertise.

How to support this project?

By credit card: At the top right of this page, indicate the amount you wish to donate, and make the donation online by credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes by e-mail just a few minutes after making the donation. It is simple and fast!

By cheque: Mail the check to KBF CANADA, and mention ‘Project B206 –Turkey & Syria Earthquake Response Fund’ in the ‘For’ section and send it to: KBF CANADA, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, Montreal, QC, H3B 2B6, Canada.

By Direct Deposit: Send an email to Mélina Zitiello [email protected] or call +1 438-300-8122

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada.

The projects are managed with the greatest care and professionalism.