List of Top-Rated charities providing aid to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
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“I hope what we will see is the same kind of generous, immediate and urgent international response to humanitarian needs that we have seen to those organizations helping the people of these cities to rescue the living from the dead.” – Martin Griffiths, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Estimates of the number of people killed as a result of the deadly earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6th, 2023, continue to rise. An estimated 22,000 were reported dead as of Friday, February 10th, 2023, which increased sharply to an estimated 36,000 by Monday, February 13th, 2023, according to reports by CNN.
“I’m heartbroken to see the conditions survivors are facing - freezing weather and extremely limited access to shelter, food, water, heat and medical care.” – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
The people of Turkey and Syria need immediate aid and relief.
The charities included in CharityWatch’s earthquake alert are Top-Rated by CharityWatch for spending at least 75% of their cash budgets on programs; for maintaining fundraising efficiency of $25 or less to raise each $100 in cash donations; and for meeting CharityWatch's governance & transparency benchmarks. CharityWatch’s list is updated continuously as we become aware of additional charities providing substantial aid.