Amazon donates money and supplies to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Amazon has announced its commitment to helping the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria by donating money, medicine, food and other supplies to those affected by the devastation.

The company made an initial cash donation of $500,000 to non-government organizations that are providing critical support to the affected areas.


These organizations include Red Crescent, AKUT (Search and Rescue Association), the AHBAP foundation, World Food Program, Save the Children, and UNICEF.

“This immediate delivery is just the beginning of Amazon’s response,” said Abe Diaz, head of Amazon’s Disaster Relief program. “Over the coming days, we’ll work with local organizations and disaster-relief groups to identify on-the-ground needs and use Amazon’s logistics and delivery network to meet them.”

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Amazon teams in Turkey have also donated relief items, including blankets, tents, heaters, food, diapers, baby food, medicine, and other emergency items.

Last week, the first two truckloads of relief items departed Amazon’s fulfillment center in Istanbul.

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Additional trucks are scheduled to depart throughout the week to Hatay and Malatya provinces.

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