Project #285 | Hygiene Relief Kits for Earthquake Affected Families
Our Partnership with İlk Umut Derneği
On February 6th, 2023, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Southeast Türkiye and Northwest Syria. The death toll from the earthquake surpassed 50,000 people, and millions more were displaced from their homes due to damage or destruction. With many living in crowded temporary camps – and without adequate sanitation facilities, health centers, and hygiene supplies – survivors became susceptible to outbreaks of communicable diseases like cholera. Access to hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease became critical.
One Day’s Wages partnered with Ilk Umut Dernegi to distribute hygiene kits to families displaced from their homes in Türkiye. Each kit contained soap, shampoo, wet wipes, toilet paper, bleach, toothpaste, sanitary pads, and other essential supplies. Ilk Umut Dernegi staff worked tirelessly to personally hand out the hygiene kits via their distribution networks in Antakya, Gaziantep, and Kahramanmaras. Through our partnership, 4,235 families had access to much-needed relief supplies!
Our Collective Impact
HYGIENE RELIEF KITS DISTRIBUTED TO FAMILIES
PEOPLE GAINED ACCESS TO HYGIENE SUPPLIES
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.