Turkey woke up with a 7.7 earthquake in Kahramanmaraş Pazarcık at 04:17. Then, at 13.24, it was shaken by earthquakes of 7.6 magnitude centered in Elbistan. Besides Kahramanmaraş; It was also felt in Gaziantep, Malatya, Batman, Bingol, Elazig, Kilis, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Siirt, Sirnak, Van, Muş, Bitlis, Hakkari, Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay.
After the second earthquake felt in many cities of Turkey, some buildings damaged in the first earthquake in many cities were demolished. Aftershocks are still continuing. So How Can We Provide Remote Assistance to Our Citizens in the Earthquake Zone?
How Can I Remotely Help Our Citizens in the Earthquake Zone?
Red Crescent President Kerem Kınık announced that he invited citizens across the country to donate blood. Kınık said, “We will need blood, the number of injured will increase. We ship to the western and northern regions of the country, but blood donations can be made with the daylight,” he said.
Citizens who want to donate blood kanver.org should visit the website. Here they can see the closest location to them. Healthy individuals between the ages of 18-65 are expected.
Provide Financial Support
You can send aid to the earthquake zone via SMS via the following organizations.
- Afad for EARTHQUAKE write and 1866(20 TL)
- Red Crescent for EARTHQUAKE write and 2868to (15 TL)
- Acute for Acute write and 2930to (10TL)
- IHH for EARTHQUAKE write and 3072You can send a message to (10 TL).
Don’t Use Phone Lines
You should make your communications via SMS and internet-based messaging systems. You should avoid making phone calls except in vital situations. In addition, in order to be able to share the correct location to AFAD, AFAD EMERGENCY Download the app to your phone.
Support Municipal Aid Trucks
There will be aid trucks at the points determined by each municipality. Help these trucks with whatever you can (blankets, clothes, tents, heaters, drinking water, canned food, food parcels, diapers, hygiene and medical supplies). These trucks will be shipped to earthquake zones as soon as possible.
AFAD Provincial Call Numbers
The telephone numbers of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency’s provincial directorates were shared on the official website of AFAD. People who want to help the earthquake areas or who are waiting for help due to the earthquake can leave their calls to AFAD provincial numbers.
Kahramanmaraş Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
- Telephone (0344) 224 14 14 – (0344) 223 75 79
Adana Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
- Phone (0322) 227 28 54 – (0322) 227 28 55
Şanlıurfa Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
- Telephone (0414) 313 72 90 – (0414) 314 08 52
Malatya Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
Hatay Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
- Telephone (0326) 233 54 15 – 16 -17
Adıyaman Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency
- Telephone (0416) 216 12 34 / 12 31
Diyarbakir Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency