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UUSC Response to the Earthquake Impacting Turkey and Syria

Our hearts go out to the people of Turkey and Syria as they face the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
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February 7, 2023

UUSC and our community are in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria and the first responders and community activists mobilizing support for communities impacted by the devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023. We know that this is a time that global solidarity can strengthen mutual aid on the ground and support long-term movement-building for human rights. Currently, UUSC does not have capacity to support the immediate rebuilding as we focus our work with our current partners and their movement for self-determination, migration, justice and cultivating community in the face of criminalization.

At this time, we encourage you to consider donating to the Global Fund for Human Rights earthquake response where 100% of donations will be distributed to local civil society groups on the ground and the White Helmets supporting the earthquake response in Syria.

You may also consider donating to Violet Syria and Nuday Syria.

As we learn more about what action you can take, we’ll share more updates.

Image Credit: Global Fund for Human Rights

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