Global Solidarity for Syria and Turkey Earthquakes
Spotlighting them here:
🇲🇾Helpers from #Malaysia:
An amazing post to read, courtesy of Richard Ker:
✊🏽Helpers who are #Uyghur:
These good souls were some of the first to coalesce and dash to be onsite to help pull people from the rubble. I know one of them personally. These are a group of people who are themselves fleeing a terrible situation to live in Turkey in the first place, making their effort to help those affected even more profound to me.
They all got on a coach together, and travelled to the affected area to offer their help. 💛
🇵🇰Helpers from #Pakistan:
I heard that a Pakistani person living in the US donated $30 million to the families of those who lost their lives and are injured in the two earthquakes - according to what the Prime Minister Shehbaz shared recently (slightly adapted):
"An anonymous Pakistani walked into Turkish embassy in the US & donated $30 million for earthquake victims in Turkiye & Syria," Shehbaz stated on Twitter.
🇸🇾 Helping helpers in #Syria:
I know someone who is a #helper, and she shared information detailed in the images in this post.
It explains some of the context about sending aid to Syria, and reasons why it may be more helpful at the moment.
I found this helpful for context from an expert on the ground, as I was noting in my last post about this, I was finding there are lots of methods to donate for Turkey but less for Syria.
📸Final pic: I understand that Khaled Beydoun made a logo for the crisis, since one hadn’t been made or shared by more prominent platforms yet.
Inspired by the quote by Mr Rogers:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” 💛🕊️🌱☀️