As the world watches Russia and Ukraine, needs mount in Türkiye and Syria. The combined death toll rose above 47,000 this weekend, and last week’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake demolished many remaining health facilities in southern Türkiye, leaving injured victims without care.
The “Turkish government gave [earthquake survivors] one month of free [rooms at] hotels, but after one month, they have nothing. They have to sleep in the street,” Heart4Iran’s Amir says.
Heart4Iran rose to the challenge by partnering with an international relief organization based in the United States. Teams flew to Turkey and provided basic resources, medical care, and trauma counseling to earthquake victims.