2023 Disaster Relief - Türkiye and Syria Earthquake (International 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 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, People in Need (Člověk v tísni, o.p.s.), Polish Humanitarian Action, and Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı.
Cisco employee gifts up to $10,000 will be matched and will not count against your annual $25K match allowance.