Our Needs Assessment Report is Released

Our Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund Needs Assessment Report is now available.

Since the first day of the earthquakes, we have been gathering real-time data on evolving needs directly from local civil society organisations (CSOs) and experts on the ground to maximise our impact and make the best use of our donors’ contributions.

In the months that followed, monitoring and evaluation methods and tools were used alongside regular meetings to assess the impact of grants. The insights gathered via these tools have informed the structure and focus of our existing and consequent grants, tailoring them to the evolving needs of the region.

Our partner in Türkiye, the Support Foundation for Civil Society (Sivil Toplum için Destek Vakfı – STDV) conducted a comprehensive survey in December 2023 to gain insights into the pressing challenges and ongoing needs in the earthquake-affected regions. Considering the heavy workload of the CSOs, the survey was kept as short as possible and consisted of two main sections: questions about the CSOs’ activities in the earthquake-affected regions and questions about their plans, needs and suggestions for the future.

The survey form was distributed by STDV on December 15, 2023, to 75 CSOs that received grants from the Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund. The survey was open for 10 days and 35 organisations responded.

The findings of this survey have been instrumental in aligning our strategies with the evolving needs of CSOs and communities, and in shaping our plans for 2024.

Please read the full report for a more detailed understanding of the needs on the ground.