A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey on 6 Feb 2023.
The death toll stands at 50,000 with 1.5 million made homeless.
In light of this disaster, our team decided to assist and managed to support those affected by the earthquake.
Over 3000 buildings in Antakya alone had collapsed and this is where we focussed our efforts.
The devastation in Antakya was complete. The entire city left was left uninhabitable.
Since the majority of infrastructure had collapsed, supply routes compromised and all businesses shut, there and was a significant food shortage in the region.
In consultation with local NGOs, our team provided food packages to victims in more remote areas.
With the amount raised, team was able to purchase 880 food boxes to distribute in six villages near the city of Antakya.
Supporting the Ummah
Without our support, we were told it was likely that people in these villages would not receive assistance for a while.
Everyone we came across from those affected to NGO workers were all deeply grateful that people from other parts of the world had remembered them in their time of need and donated to help alleviate their suffering.
All of their gratitude must be conveyed to yourselves as donors and supporters who assisted and made this operation possible.Jazak Allahu khairan.
It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that fear Allah. [35:28]