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Support for those suffering from the consequences of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

The university supports and helps staff and students in dealing with the crisis. By donating, you can help the victims of the earthquakes
Aalto logo at Otakaari 1
Photo: Aalto University / Anni Kääriä

The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria cause a lot of worry and concern for the people in these countries but also for Turkish and Syrian members of the Aalto community who have relatives and friends in these countries. They now need understanding and support from the university and the whole community. Aalto University personnel will contact the Turkish and Syrian members of our community to offer support.

Crisis-support meeting on Tue 14.2.2023 for students regarding Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

If you need support in dealing with the crisis

How can I help earthquake victims?

According to the UN's estimate, around 20 million people may have to suffer from the consequences of the earthquakes. Many people want to help those who are suffering. Financial aid should be directed to established, experienced and reliable aid organisations that have experience in how to work together with the authorities and other aid organisations in crisis situations. They have storage space, distribution channels and networks through which help can reach its destination.

Aid organisations also know best what kind of material aid is most needed in the destination, and through established organisations the money will most certainly reach its destination. 

Punainen Risti (Finnish Red Cross)
Web: you can help by donating to disaster relief fund 
Phone: call 0600 12220 (20.28 € + local network charge)
SMS: send SPR20 to number 16499 (price per message 20 €)
Mobilepay: number 10900
Bank transfer: OP FI52 5000 0120 4156 73 (recipient: Red Cross, reference number 5186)

Unicef
Web: help keep children safe by donating
SMS: message UNICEF to number 16110 (price per message 20 €).
Mobilepay: number 24155

Pelastakaa Lapset (Save the Children Finland)
Web: help and shelter for children under crisis
MobilePay: number 20061

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