Project #286 | Food Support for Earthquake Affected Families in Türkiye and Syria
Our Partnership with Karam Foundation
Situated right on the Türkiye-Syria border, Reyhanli was once a small town, but over the last 12 years more than doubled in size to over 200,000 people, most of whom are Syrian refugees fleeing conflict. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest Türkiye and northwest Syria on February 6 displaced millions of Syrians on both sides of the border who had already experienced displacement due to conflict. Reyhanli experienced less infrastructure damage from the earthquake relative to neighboring towns, which means that it served as a site for hundreds of tent camps for those whose homes were destroyed. For those who were displaced, there was a critical need for relief supplies, including food.
One Day’s Wages partnered with Karam Foundation – an organization run by and for Syrian refugees – to reduce food insecurity and illness among those displaced by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Families received food relief packages containing rice, lentils and oil, as well as grocery cards to purchase other needed food and household items. Through our partnership, 372 families were sustained with much-needed food during a time of great vulnerability.
Our Collective Impact
PEOPLE DISPLACED BY THE EARTHQUAKE HAD ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT
FAMILIES RECEIVED FOOD AID KITS AND GROCERY CARDS TO PURCHASE NEEDED ITEMS
Like Warm Sun on a Cold Day
“Ramadan this year, unlike any year, was full of love, warmth, goodness and blessing. These boxes full of food were like the warm sun on a cold day. Thanks to this aid, we were able to provide the kids with the things they needed and more, and that made them happy. The food boxes were much needed especially since they came in the time when we were emerging from the calamity of the earthquake. Some people had families to support them, but you came in as a family and helped us stand on our feet again. There aren’t enough words to thank you for your help.”
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.
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