SAMANDAĞ, Turkey — Following the catastrophic earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on 6 February 2023, humanitarian organizations have been tirelessly working to aid the affected populations. Among these organizations are the Syriac Cross for Relief and Development and Stichting Schlomo, in cooperation with the international organization Shai Fund.
These dedicated relief organizations have been actively engaged in distributing essential food baskets and supplies to those affected by the earthquake and have undertaken the crucial task of constructing homes for affected families in several regions of Turkey.
Relief efforts persist to this day, with the recent announcement by Stichting Schlomo via their Facebook page that five prefabricated residential buildings in the Turkish city of Samandağ have been successfully completed. The organization accompanied their announcement with documentary photos, underscoring their commitment to continuing the construction of additional buildings and homes for those impacted by the earthquakes. This ongoing effort is being carried out in collaboration with the Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development, the Federation of Syriac Clubs in Turkey, and the Shai Fund.
Through these collaborative endeavors, Syriac relief organizations aim to alleviate the suffering of the affected communities and contribute to their recovery and reconstruction process. Their dedication serves as a beacon of hope amidst the challenging circumstances faced by the people of Turkey and Syria.