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Solidarity for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

  • 09 February 2023

Dear BIR Members,

As we all witness the devastating impact of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, BIR leadership expresses its heartfelt sympathy to all BIR members based in the affected areas. On behalf of the entire global recycling community, we stand in solidarity with those affected by this tragedy.

In the wake of this disaster, we all must explore ways in which we can provide support to the earthquake victims. BIR therefore encourages all members to connect with NGOs and humanitarian organizations to help in any possible way, whether through donations, volunteering, or other means. We must act together as a community to assist those in need during this trying time.

We are sharing with you a list of NGOs and organizations that have been identified with the help of BIR Members in Turkey for donations in the Turkey-Syria region. These organizations are providing aid and support to those in need, and your contribution can make a significant impact.

  1. AFAD(Turkey's official Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) -
  2. AKUT(Voluntary search, assist and rescue organization) -
  3. AHBAP(One of the most active voluntary networks, active in the affected regions) -

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in making a difference and supporting those in need.

Thank you for your attention and support.

Yours sincerely,

Arnaud Brunet
BIR Director General