Rescue efforts are still underway in southern Turkey and northern Syria following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Turkish and Syrian communities in Beijing and elsewhere in China have been working hard to support those affected.
That’s has been contacted by some of those raising awareness of how people in China can donate through legitimate channels.
If you would like to donate via WeChat Pay or AliPay to disaster relief in Turkey, please refer to the instructions in the image below.
To support disaster relief in Syria, you can donate directly to the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in China via bank transfer using the information below:
Account Name: Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in China
Account No.: 337659071176
Bank: BOC Embassy Branch Sanlitun Beijing
Moreover, the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in China has said donations can be made through the three official websites listed below:
If you wish to donate supplies to Turkey directly, please follow the instructions shown in the image below.
Priority supplies include the following:
Winter clothing (adults and children) (GARMENT)
Coat - down jacket
Boots - short boots
Mattress (for tent)
Electric heater, heater
See contact information below for Shanghai and Guangzhou warehouses from which supplies will be shipped, as organized by respective Turkish Consulates in either city, as well as for the warehouse in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR):
Daytime: Mr. Ni Haohao 倪浩浩 18964690963
Hong Kong Warehouse
We World Express
Unit 1408, 14/F, Magnet Place Tower 1,
77-81 Container Port Road,
Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
T: +852 2957 2701
M: +852 6856 5693
Contact Information for Turkish Consulate in Guangzhou
Dilan Can, 13802416450 (Turkish and English)
Selçuk Alkan, 19802065424 (Turkish and English)
Mable, 13570282847 (Chinese)
The earthquake hit at 4.17am on Monday, February 6, followed by a series of aftershocks. The epicenter was in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, causing death and destruction in surrounding areas of southern Turkey and across the border in northern Syria.
The death toll from the quake has exceeded 20,000, as of press time – more than 17,000 in Turkey and more than 3,000 in Syria, reports Reuters.
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