Unveiling the Impact: One Year After the Kahramanmaras Earthquakes

It has been a year since the devastating earthquakes that struck 11 provinces across Türkiye on February 6, 2023, affecting an estimated 15 million people. As we remember the lives lost because of this disaster, we reflect upon the resilience and unity that emerged in its aftermath.

Over the past 12 months, we have experienced great sadness, but also a remarkable outpouring of solidarity from our friends and donors who have supported our Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund.

Thanks to the generosity of over 18,000 donors, we raised £4 million. We have so far granted £3,155,344 to support 92 projects run by carefully selected civil society organisations to provide immediate relief and contribute to long-term recovery, impacting more than 750,000 lives.

The impact of these grants spanned critical areas, including search & rescue, emergency supplies, shelter & safe spaces, hygiene kits, food assistance, cash assistance, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), psychosocial support, educational support, health, economic development, capacity building & advocacy, and organisational development. Together, we have played a vital role in rebuilding lives and communities in Türkiye.

Turkey Mozaik Foundation has served as a trusted bridge between local civil society organisations and those who wish to support Türkiye. We are deeply grateful to our growing community of friends and donors in the UK and beyond.

Our heartfelt thanks also go to our dedicated grantees who have worked tirelessly on the ground, sharing their expertise to maximise the impact of our donors’ contributions.

The road to recovery is a long one, and with your continued support, we’ll stand in solidarity with survivors in the coming year to build back what’s been lost.

Introducing our 12-Month Impact Report 

Today, we present our Kahramanmaras Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund Impact Report, marking the 12th month since the earthquakes. This report provides an overview of the initiatives undertaken and the outcomes achieved. We invite you to read the report to see how your contributions have made a difference in the lives of survivors.

We would like to thank all of our friends, donors and supporters who contributed to our campaign. Whether you’re a long-time supporter or have recently joined our community, you are the driving force behind our mission and we are excited about the future we are building together.

Thank you for standing with us.

Warm regards,

Turkey Mozaik Foundation