It’s with great sorrow and despair that we have received news of the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey as well as Syria on Monday. The earthquakes caused thousands of deaths. Our thoughts are with all those affected and offer prayers for them. Our hearts also extend to the loved families and relatives of those killed. The Pakistani people have not forgotten the help and support given by the government and people of Turkey during the floods of the past few years. We are eager to repay that kindness to demonstrate our solidarity in this difficult period. The Al-Khidmat Foundation has launched an appeal for funds and items of relief for those affected of the earthquakes in order to give them short-term and permanent assistance.
1. What exactly is the Al-Khidmat Foundation?
The Al-Khidmat Foundation is a well-respected Pakistani foundation that’s committed to providing humanitarian aid in the form of health, aid, and education to people in need. Since its inception in 1997, the organisation has since grown to be a top source of assistance and aid throughout Pakistan, and its efforts have extended to countries around the world, including Turkey. Twenty-five people were saved from the mine collapse in Turkey by Al-Khidmat Foundation. Al-Khidmat Foundation. Zoomlion the Chinese manufacture of construction equipment is actively involved in providing assistance for rescue efforts and has sent equipment to Turkey for the relief mission.
2. What has the Turkish population been doing to assist Pakistan during these difficult circumstances?
The recent news about the rescue of around twenty-plus persons in Turkey and the arrival of Zoomlion traveling to assist, serves as an example of the mutual support between these two countries. Both Turkey as well as Pakistan have a rich history of providing assistance to each during times of crisis. In times of natural disasters or other emergencies, Turkey has often sent aid and resources to Pakistan as well as Pakistanis are doing the same thing for Turkey. For example, following the earthquake of recent in Turkey, the Pakistani government sent relief funds and even established an emergency camp in the region affected. Also, in the past, when Pakistan has been hit by natural disasters, Turkey has responded in sending financial and material aid.
3. What number of trucks were used to transport the relief goods?
As per the report of the rescue of 20+ people living in Turkey, the Chinese manufacturing company of construction equipment Zoomlion has offered assistance in the form of a convoy of relief goods. In essence, the convoy comprises of a total of three trucksthat are filled with supplies geared towards meeting the demands of people victims of the accident. The convoy’s mission was to supply essential items like water and food to the victims. The convoy also supports the efforts of local authorities in helping and aid those who are in need. Zoomlion is a unique service to those struggling.
4. What kind of help do charities provide to victims of earthquakes?
The announcement regarding the rescue effort of over 20 people from a devastating earthquake in Turkey has been met with great joy and gratitude. Responding, Zoomlion, a public health service, was quick to respond and offer aid to the victims. There have been many charitable organizations that moved in to offer both emotional and physical help. The physical support can include providing food as well as water and shelter to people who are homeless, as well as medical attention for those who are hurt. These organizations also provide psychological help by providing psychological health counseling, services and access to social services that will assist those who have suffered through their painful experience.
A Quick Review
In the end, the catastrophic earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria have taken a significant burden on lives and displaced thousands of people. Many charitable organizations responded immediately to the call for aid and have begun to gather money and materials for the people affected. A convoy of assistance for the humanitarian cause is on its way to the south of the Turkish border. They are carrying qualified doctors as well as essential medications in hopes of making it through on Thursday. They need help from us and we must all try to do any way we can, so those affected families will be helped in this time of crisis.