The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: The priority is to save lives

The violent earthquake in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria has caused destruction and suffering for local people. Considerable loss to human life and damage has been caused. The priority for the Red Cross is to support search and rescue operations, first aid, emergency aid and to help in setting up shelters. Making a gesture here means providing aid on the ground. We cannot act without you.

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