Supporting Older People in the Earthquake zones of Turkey and Syria

Dear ENIEC members,

As you know, On the 6th of February, Turkey and Syria were struck by a terrible earthquake. Our thoughts are both with the victims of the catastrophe and with our colleagues and friends with family and loved ones in the area.

As ENIEC members, some of us have direct links to Turkey and Syria and/or are connected to people who are involved in the rescue efforts. Therefore, we would like to share some information sheets which describe how to help older people in earth-quake-impacted zones. The inforamtion sheets are provided to us by our Turkish member Ferhan Palaz, who works with a Turkish organisation for Older People’s rights, 65+ Yas╠žl─▒ Haklar─▒ Derneg╠ći. Please share these within your networks as appropriate!

Turkish HELPING THE ELDERLY in the earthquake-impacted zone

Kurdish HELPING THE ELDERLY in the earthquake-impacted zone

Arabic HELPING THE ELDERLY in the earthquake-impacted zone

English HELPING THE ELDERLY in the earthquake-impacted zone

Do you not have contacts in Turkey or Syria, but would you like to help in another way? It is possible to support the victims by donating money to organisations providing aid in the affected areas, such as the 65+ ELDERLY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION; 65+ Yas╠žl─▒ Haklar─▒ Derneg╠ći, the Red Cross or Age International┬á.

Any help is most welcomed and much appreciated!