A community based fund to support local organisations responding to the earthquake crisis in Northwest Syria & Turkey

The Kahramanmaras earthquake has devastated communities throughout Turkey and Northwest Syria, where 21,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more injured and displaced.

In Turkey, the scale of destruction has hindered the government’s capacity to aid many areas in need. In Syria, most international organizations are unable to reach the hardest-hit communities, as access has been cut off by damage from the earthquake, as well as by ongoing political conflict.

But victims of the earthquake cannot
wait any longer for help.

That’s why You Are Not Alone is raising money to send directly to local humanitarian organisations working across Sourthern Turkey and in Idleb and Aleppo Countryside in Syria. These organizations have strong ties to their communities, and are mobilizing their teams to secure shelter, food, warm clothing and vital medicines for victims and their families.

To donate to our campaign, please use the following transfer details:

Turkish Bank Transfer to Syrian Academic Expertise (SAE)

Bank name: Vakif Katilim Bankasi A.S.

Account holder name: Uzman Geliştirme Derneği

IBAN (Tl): TR09 0021 0000 0005 5925 0000 03

IBAN ($):TR95 0021 0000 0005 5925 0001 04


Transfer/payment reference (required): Earthquake – You are not alone

German Bank Transfer to Deutsch-Syrischer Verein

Bank name: Volksbank eG Darmstadt

Account holder name: Deutsch-Syrischer Verein e.V.

IBAN: DE25508900000006801102


Transfer/payment reference (required): ERDBEBEN – You are not alone

You Are Note Alone is coordinated by Syrian Academic Expertise, a non-profit organization officially registered in Turkey under Uzman Geliştirme Derneği, Deutsch-Syrische Verein in Germany, and their community partners on the ground, including Sanabel Alrahma Team, Brotherhood Volunteer Team, Salam Volunteer Team and Together to Build the Country team.

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