Two earthquakes have caused widespread destruction in Turkey and Syria, leaving a rising death toll with countless others impacted. Thousands of people, including many refugees, are in need of shelter, food, and water.
PayPal, together with PayPal Giving Fund, has launched a disaster relief campaign to support the Disasters Emergency Committee (the “DEC”) member organisations working in the affected areas.
People have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions, with humanitarian needs expected to grow in the coming days. Access to clean water will likely be a challenge, bringing the risk of cholera and other diseases. The DEC charities are already on the ground, scaling up their operations so they can reach the people most in need.
Your support will help DEC charities and their local partners to provide essential support such as:
- medical treatment for the injured;
- shelter for those who have lost their homes; and
- heaters for spaces and winter kits with blankets, and warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water.
As communities navigate this disaster and how to support survivors, there will be great need for assistance. PayPal will cover all transaction costs* for donations made through our Giving Fund platform, ensuring each donation will reach those organisations that are working hard to provide relief and recovery efforts to affected communities on the ground.
We are concerned about all of those affected and hope you will consider making a donation.
Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/119956121596104351
* PayPal covers transaction fees when you donate in GBP using your UK PayPal account in the PayPal app or through this page of our website so 100% of your donation goes to charity unless it involves a currency conversion. For more information on fees please see the PayPal User Agreement.