The disaster in Turkey and Syria is catastrophic. Children who won’t see their parents again, desperate parents searching through the rubble, and entire neighborhoods that no longer exist. The need for help is high. Amongst other first disaster care the area is in need of container homes, food, medical care, and water.
The desire to help is big. Private initiatives worldwide, NGO’s and companies are willing to collect and send trucks full of aid to the affected area. When this is not done securely, this can lead to long routes via insecure roades with invalid documents. Unfortunately, it has resulted in denial of access to Turkey, or supplies being delivered where there is no urgent need.
Direct cooperation with AFAD
we, Stichting Vervoer Hulpgoederen Turkije – Syrië (Stichting VHTS) ensure that the right aid arrives at the right time and at the right location. For this purpose, the foundation is in direct contact with the Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD), the largest Turkish government aid organization.