Statement of solidarity and humanitarian aid collection for earthquake victims
We are deeply saddened by the earthquakes that struck southeastern Türkiye which affected multiple cities in Türkiye and northwestern Syria and resulted in the loss of many lives. Our condolences to those who lost loved ones. And we wish quick recovery to all of the injured.
TÜRKİYE/SYRIA NEEDS OUR HELP!
Two massive earthquakes (7.7 and 7.6) have struck the southeastern Türkiye on the same day and were felt in multiple countries. Severe damage and many casualties are reported. Türkiye has requested immediate international assistance. In sympathy with everyone in the area, please help us raise funds for those affected.
We would like to share some NGOs and local agencies from Türkiye, Switzerland, Austria and Germany with ongoing donation calls. Every penny counts. Many thanks in advance.
A collection of access links can be found here (this collection of links is maintained by TURQUIA-1912, Turkish students’ society in Switzerland): https://linktr.ee/earthquakeinturkiye and here is the link to donation options in Syria: https://donation.ifrc.org/?campaign=d333c1a4-09a7-ed11-a2da-005056010028 . Donation options in both Syria and Turkey can be found here: https://www.glueckskette.ch/sammlungen/erdbeben-in-der-tuerkei-und-in-syrien/ .
We thank each and every one of the individuals, organizations, volunteers, and leaders contributing to this endeavor.
Furthermore, those at ETH affected by the situation can make use of the following resources:
- AVETH offers counselling services for the scientific staff of ETH (assistants, doctoral students, postdocs, senior researchers…). This service is confidential, free of charge, and offered by peers from the scientific staff.
- ETH Zurich offers several services, confidential and free of charge: counselling sessions at the ETH Student Services, a nightline (an independent anonymous help-line from students for students), and psychological counselling services of UZH & ETH.
- You can contact your HR partner at ETH Zurich for further advice and support.
Of course this is not the only international crisis at the moment and we would encourage you to donate to any and all NGO solving humanitarian crises.