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2023 Disaster Relief - Türkiye and Syria Earthquake (US Nonprofits) Fund


On 6 February 2023, a powerful M7.8 earthquake struck Türkiye's Gaziantep province near the Syrian border, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more in Turkey and Syria. There have been multiple strong aftershocks, felt as far away as Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Egypt. One of the strongest quakes to hit the region in more than 100 years, it has caused extensive damage of homes, businesses and infrastructure; the death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue. Türkiye has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international assistance. Cisco Foundation has launched a Türkiye and Syria Earthquake disaster campaign which will support Americares, CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief USA, Mercy Corps, and World Central Kitchen. Cisco employee gifts up to $10,000 will be matched and will not count against their annual $25K match allowance. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

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Mercy Corps U.S.

Mercy Corps has been working in Syria since 2008, delivering emergency assistance and addressing longer-term needs. They will be responding in northwest Syria with shelter kits, hygiene items and other urgently needed supplies while also looking at the potential for cash distributions. They are also aiming to resume their emergency water, sanitation and hygiene activities as soon as possible.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief has been working in Türkiye since the early 2000s. They are working with local partners to distribute immediate emergency relief in Turkey, including food, water and medicines; and are providing cash vouchers to survivors to help them purchase essential supplies.

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps has teams on the ground in both Syria and Türkiye assessing and providing for health needs of those impacted. They are also in discussion with the World Health Organization regarding deployment of an Emergency Medical Team.


Americares has been providing humanitarian relief in the region since 2012. Their emergency team is coordinating with partners in Syria and Türkiye to assess needs, and they will respond with medicine, relief supplies and emergency funding to help survivors access health services.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee has been working in Syria since 2012. They are working through local staff and partners to provision critical health services, protection and multi-purpose cash assistance in both Türkiye and Syria.


CARE began operating in Syria in 2013, and Türkiye in 2014. They are coordinating with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency in Türkiye (AFAD), the UN and other agencies; and have teams on the ground working to provide cash assistance, food, hygiene kits, access to shelters and winterization activities; supporting survivors in both countries.

World Central Kitchen, Inc.

World Central Kitchen has teams on the ground and is working with local partners to set up a kitchen in the earthquake affected zone in Türkiye to provide hot meals to survivors.

2023 Disaster Relief - Türkiye and Syria Earthquake (US Nonprofits) Fund

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