The wave of solidarity with Turkey and Syria continues. In the devastating earthquake that hit these two countries, according to the data published so far, more than 43 thousand people died, many were injured, and those were left without homes.
Throughout the Western Balkans, numerous actions of solidarity and aid collection for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria were launched immediately after the quake.
In the following text, find out how we supported Turkey and Syria in the past few days and in which actions you can get involved yourself.
BH Telecom donated 150,000 KM to help the people of Turkey and Syria
The BH Telecom company donated 150,000 KM to the Pomozi.ba Association to help the distressed people of Turkey and Syria. This is the largest donation so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina for victims of earthquakes.
The funds will be directed to purchasing mobile homes for housing people.
The Pharmamed company donated 10,000 creams for the children of Turkey and Syria
The company Pharmamed, whose headquarters are located in Travnik, donated 10,000 creams for the protection and care of children's skin for children in Syria and Turkey.
We sincerely thank our successful businessmen with big hearts who are always there for those in need. Because we only have what we give, the association Pomozi.ba announced on this occasion.
By selling tea, Benjamin collected nearly 1,600 KM to help earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria
The boy Benjamin Mehanović paid 1,583 KM, which he collected by selling tea, to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Action to collect toys for the children of Turkey and Syria
Association Pomozi.ba launched an action to collect aid for children affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria to make everyday life a little easier for boys and girls who were left without everything at one point.
You can support the campaign by donating new or well-preserved toys and delivering them to the association's address in Sarajevo (Dr. Fetaha Bećirbegovića 8, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.).
Toy donations are also possible at the association's Travnik, Bihać, Mostar, and Sanski Most offices.
The action will last a minimum of one month, and in cities where we don't have offices, people can organize even if larger amounts are collected, they say from Pomozi.ba.
The Mostar National Theater launched a humanitarian campaign for Turkey and Syria
The Mostar National Theater launched a humanitarian action to help the people of Turkey and Syria, which suffered a great tragedy after the devastating earthquakes.
In this regard, on Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m., a humanitarian performance of the play Goodbye, California! written by Emina Kovačević, directed by Lajla Kaikčia. The ticket price is 10 KM, and the funds collected from the purchased tickets will be donated to help Turkey and Syria.
The support of a ninety-one-year-old woman
Ninety-one-year-old Milka, a beneficiary of the humanitarian association Pomozi.ba, services, donated a symbolic sum to help people in Syria and Turkey.
Namely, she sent ten KM to help the people of Turkey and Syria, it was announced on the Facebook page Pomozi.ba.
Given that we bring a ready-made meal to her doorstep every day, we don't even have to talk about her difficult health and financial condition. On the other side, that didn't stop her from using her minimal income, from which she can't even afford everything she needs should set aside ten KM for people who experienced a great tragedy- they wrote from the aforementioned humanitarian association.
Instead of training, the football players of Zelezničar helped pack aid for Turkey and Syria
The football players of Željezničar from Sarajevo did their morning training last week in the warehouse of the Pomozi.ba Humanitarian Association.
The first team members of the "blue" participated in preparing and loading aid goods for Turkey and Syria. The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina have once again shown their humane side. In the premises of the Pomozi.ba Association, vast quantities of goods were collected to help the victims in Turkey and Syria., announced FC Željezničar.
BBI Bank exempted donation fees for Turkey and Syria
BBI Bank decided to exempt from payment of BBI fees for the conversion of funds and payments to individuals and legal entities made abroad to pay "aid to Turkey and Syria." The decision continues BBI Bank's activities to help the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria after donating 50,000 KM to aid the affected areas.
BBI Bank strives to help the affected areas as a socially responsible institution. In this way, we want to make it easier for individuals and companies involved in this humanitarian mission to reach those in need as quickly and efficiently as possible- it was announced by BBI bank.
Through the Glovo application in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can donate to the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Glovo BiH joins in supporting earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
One of the values deeply rooted in our Glovo culture is CARE, caring for everyone around us and the planet, and our community. The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria caused enormous damage, which is hard to imagine, but we can help. We partnered with Pomozi.ba and enabled a section for donations in our application to help the victims in Turkey and Syria together. Donations go entirely to Pomozi.ba, said Ivan Laketa, general director of Glovo BiH.
To support the earthquake victims, Glovo users can go to the "Donate to Turkey and Syria" section, select the amount they want to donate to Pomozi.ba, and the funds collected in this way will be fully directed to the organization.
A group of people from Subotica collects aid for the population of Syria affected by the devastating earthquake
Groups of Subotica launched an action to collect aid for the citizens of Syria affected by the earthquake.
Anyone who wants to support her can do so until February 28 by making a payment to the following account:
Bojan Francuski, Subotica
Purpose of payment: Help
Dinar account number: 170-10424750000-67.
The Firdeus Foundation provided 100 tons of aid
Following the devastating earthquake in Turkey, the Firdeus foundation, through the help of its regular donors, has collected aid for the people affected by this earthquake. As a result, so far, 100 tons of aid in food, clothing, hygiene items, and other required materials have been collected and delivered through 5 trucks prepared by the foundation staff from Istanbul. The foundation founder, Elvis Naci, and his team have also mentioned that they will stay in Turkey for as long as help is required to prepare and deliver aid to affected families.
Donated a scholarship to support the citizens of Turkey
Ambra Ceka from Tirana, who is studying medicine at Ankara University of Health Sciences, donated money from a scholarship she receives from the Turkish state.
I sent the money from the scholarship to my friends who were affected by the earthquake in the Hatay region of Turkey, Ceka explained.
Different Weekend helps with its community
After the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the Different Weekend foundation has also announced a call for collecting donations for the people affected by the disaster. Their call stated that the most required materials are blankets, portable beds, mattresses, clothes for every age group, sanitary hygiene materials, and umbrellas. Additionally, they have launched a fundraiser on the GoFundMe platform and have used additional ways of collecting aid. As a result, around 1200 Albanians from Albania and around the world have contributed and collected around 100,000 USD for helping the people affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. As part of this initiative, seven trucks full of aid collected by Different Weekend Foundation have been sent to Turkey, and their call for donations is still open.
Miresia foundation launched a fundraising campaign
Following the news of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the Miresia foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to collect aid for the families affected. The fundraiser has been published on the GoFundMe platform, and 17,987 USD has been collected.
The Islamic Community of Kosovo has collected 400,500 euros for Turkey
The Islamic Community of Kosovo has collected 400,500 euros for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey. Naim Tërnava from the Islamic Community of Kosova said that believers, during the action organized in all the mosques of Kosovo, collected 400,500 euros as material support for those affected by the earthquake, which was transferred to the bank account of the Embassy of Turkey as support to families after the earthquake.
Devolli Corporation has donated pillows and mattresses
Devolli Corporation has joined businesses and countries worldwide in providing aid to Turkey, which was hit by the deadly earthquake. It has donated pillows and mattresses valued at 200,000 euros for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
Read more about actions of solidarity with Turkey and Syria and how to support them here. Let us know about activities in your area so we can spread the appeal and contribute as much support as possible to the vulnerable.