Heyva Sor fundraising campaign for earthquake victims

The Kurdish Red Crescent has launched a fund-raising campaign to support rapid emergency aid for the earthquake victims in the disaster region of Elazığ.

The Kurdish relief organisation Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê (Kurdish Red Crescent) has asked for donations in view of the severe earthquake in Northern Kurdistan. Based on the experience of past disasters and the attitude of the government, which refuses aid deliveries from Kurdish municipalities to the earthquake victims, the fundraising campaign was initiated to support quick emergency aid in the disaster region, the organization announced.

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Elazığ at around 9 pm on Friday evening. The epicentre was in the district of Sivrice but the quake was felt in large parts of Northern Kurdistan as far as Rojava. According to official figures 41 people died and 1,607 people were injured. According to the state disaster authority AFAD, 72 buildings were destroyed, 514 buildings show severe damage, 409 light or medium damage. So far 1,190 aftershocks have been registered.

Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê calls for solidarity with the earthquake victims and asks for donations to the following account:

Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê e.V., Kreissparkasse Cologne

IBAN: DE49 3705 0299 0004 0104 81

Objective: Earthquake Xarpet

Or via Paypal to www.paypal.me/heyvasor.