Thank you for opening your heart to children, women and men suffering in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Türkiye (Turkey).
Because of kind and generous people like you, families who lost their homes in the quakes are getting safe, longer-term housing.
Right now, the team is working with local partners to build a prefabricated container housing community in Kirikhan, a district in Türkiye extremely hard hit by the quakes. The community will consist of prefabricated containers that will be able to house up to six people and include two rooms, a bathroom with a flushing toilet and a kitchen.
Thanks to you, families will be able to move into these structures within weeks and be able to live there for up to three years. You are also supplying the entire community — up to 500 families — with emergency personal hygiene packages and monthly food packages. The hygiene packages include essentials like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products and dish and laundry soap. The food packages include cooking oil, rice, lentils, chickpeas, pasta, tea, sugar, salt, soup and tomato paste.
The container city will first focus on constructing staff housing and a community center where hot meals will be distributed to residents.
It is being constructed on a hillside above the city of Kirikhan, one of the hardest hit communities.
This area is home to many Syrian refugees as well who have already had to flee their homes at least once because of danger.