The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is stepping up its efforts to aid both animals and the communities affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
As the world comes together to respond to the devastating earthquake that struck southeastern Turkey and parts of Syria, leaving a path of destruction and loss of life, organizations like IFAW helps animals and their families impacted by disasters worldwide. We have decades of disaster response experience, so their teams and partners are expertly equipped to help animals and people in even the direst emergencies. https://www.ifaw.org/programs/disaster-response do all they can to help animals in need.
The circumstances in Turkey and Syria are dire and especially severe in conflict-ridden Syria.
IFAW, with its decades of disaster response experience, is preparing to provide emergency support to local organizations and work with previously supported groups, like House of Cats Ernesto, which was the only animal sanctuary in Syria at the time.
With the Turkish border closed,hard days await us,where everything will be missing,meat, gasoline ecc— Ernesto’s Sanctuary for Syrian Cats (@theAleppoCatmen) February 7, 2023
But we will try everything
meanwhile,tomorrow rescue mission for the 4 paws victims of the earthquake.
stay tuned because we have been allowed to enter and rescue the animals! pic.twitter.com/Y2IRAbiPMX
IFAW states that search and rescue efforts continue in spite of overwhelming logistical challenges and severe winter weather. They are working with local animal rescue teams in the hardest-hit communities and, with their help, they are taking action on the following priorities:
- Field assessments to identify unmet animal needs
- Emergency interventions for displaced animals
- Veterinary triage for injured animals
Not only humans are under the rubble > A #cat was rescued from the debris of the collapsed business center in #Diyarbakır/#Turkey #earthquake #TurkeyEarthquake #earthquaketurkey #Animals #pets #animalRescue https://t.co/23YLj5HxwB pic.twitter.com/fvL6sWlQ1n— Michael Barthel 🦕 (Fly Eagles Fly 🦅) (@RealMiBaWi) February 6, 2023
Our gratitude goes out to the selfless individuals and organizations like IFAW, who show up to help those in need. Join us in supporting IFAW by donating
Also, check out the great work IFAW did to help protect over 100 shark species in this BrightVibes article.
Help Animals and Communities Devastated by Turkey – Syria Earthquake
IFAW helps animals and their families impacted by disasters worldwide. They have decades of disaster response experience and are expertly equipped to help animals and people in even the direst emergencies.