As widely reported, regions in Turkey and Syria experienced very strong earthquakes on February 6. Extensive damage has been reported in both countries. More than a hundred aftershocks have been recorded as of February 7. Rescue efforts are still underway in snowy conditions.

Peace Boat US partner organization, Japan-based Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV), has been in touch with local NGOs and UN agencies to gather information on the damage and launched an emergency relief fund to support those in the affected communities.

For further informtion including donation options, please see:

PBV Emergency Relief Fund information

Make a Donation to PBV

Donations can also be made directly through Peace Boat US. To do so, please General Purpose Donation and indicate “Turkey Earthquake Relief” in instructions.

Your support is deeply appreciated.