Turkey and Syria Relief Efforts and Resources

UL Turkey and Syria relief efforts and resources


The Mason community is deeply saddened by the loss of human life and the devastation of communities in Turkey and Syria – and we are equally humbled by the acts of courage, kindness, and determination we have seen. 

If you have been affected by this disaster, Mason can help.  

In support of Mason students, faculty, and staff who may have been impacted by this tragedy and in remembrance of those lives lost in the earthquake, University Life would like to host a candlelight vigil at the Clock Tower, Wilkins Plaza at 5PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. We hope you can join us in this campus-wide vigil as well as collaborate with us on collecting donation items to help with disaster relief.

 The university offices listed below are committed to supporting student well-being and can serve as a valuable source of advice and aid to help you during this difficult time. 

University Life Resources: 

Donation Sites: 

If you are in a position to donate money or goods to support relief efforts in the region, the following is a list of organizations gathered by members of the Mason community.  (Please note that the university does not endorse any organization and encourages you to examine any organization carefully before making a donation at any time)

Advice on giving during international disasters from the US Agency for International Development – Center for International Disaster Information — https://www.cidi.org/how-to-help/ 

AFAD – Turkey’s official disaster and emergency management authority  

AHBAP – a non-governmental organization with search teams, serving basic necessities.  

AKUT – Volunteer/non-governmental organization in Turkey on the ground with search teams and rescue.   

GMU Brazilian Student Association

Islamic Relief USA


Mercy USA, Launchgood

Molham Team – Volunteer/non-governmental organization in Syria with on-the-ground search and rescue teams  

RedCross UK – working with the Turkish Red Crescent and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to help across regions.  

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)

Syria Forum USA

Syria Relief and Development (SRD)

Turkish Embassy – Washington DC

Turkish Red Crescent

UNICEF-Turkey/Syria Earthquake



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