Mar 2023-Feb 2024
Supporting Türkiye After the Earthquake
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC works in more than 50 countries and in 28 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. We funded IRC’s efforts supporting thousands of Afghans resettling in the US in 2021, supported its relief operations in Pakistan following the devastating floods that left a third of the country underwater in 2022, and are currently contributing to its emergency response operations in eastern Libya.
The IRC has focused its response in Turkey, partnering with local actors and prioritising health interventions, including physiotherapy and psychosocial support, in addition to distributing value vouchers to help families affected by the earthquake cover some of their basic needs.
Recognising that “survival is success in the wake of an earthquake, but represents no vision for the future”, the IRC will support recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the coming months, including cash distribution, livelihood support, and protection services. The IRC and its partners will also continue monitoring and responding to potential gaps in the health needs.
individuals provided with cash
in northwestern Syria