A strong earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey, along the border with Syria, on February 6, killing more than 5,000 people so far. The quake had a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, internationally considered a “major” quake, and struck within 100 km (62 miles) of the fault.
Infrastructure in the area was severely damaged, leading to a deadly cross-border humanitarian disaster.
However, the world was not slow to react. Through the internet and various social media platforms, people have been raising funds for local and international relief organizations to provide relief to the victims.
Two of the largest aid initiatives in Turkey, AFAD Turkeythe government agency for this type of catastrophe, and the NGO ahbapled by philanthropist Haluk Levent, have been at the forefront of organizing the influx of aid.
Levent announced that his organization has opened crypto addresses to accept aid in various forms of virtual currencies.
Ayrıca diğer addressler
ERC20 Ağı Transferleri:
BEP20 Ağı Transferleri:
Avalanche Ağı Transferleri:
— Haluk Levent (@haluklevent) February 7, 2023
Refik Anadol, a Turkish artist and art director, has also started a crowdfund through one address (ETH), in which he will transfer the raised funds to both AFAD and Ahbap.
Dear friends, ETH wallet to support people in earthquake region. This funds will help so much for people under massive challenges in the most cold days. Hope we can gather together a strong support in web3 community! Thank you! 0xEd67922e36eD2422d391306f6f6ECC19d58EAa4f
— Refik Anadol (@refikanadol) February 6, 2023
Dear friends, the ETH wallet to support people in the earthquake region. These funds will help a lot for people who are facing massive challenges in the colder days. I hope we can gather strong support in the web3 community! Thank you! 0xEd67922e36ed2422d391306f6f6ECC19d58EAa4f
In the Web3 space, several companies in the sector have offered their help, be it in the form of donations of cryptocurrencies or fiat money, or even physical help.
Bitget crypto derivatives traders announced pledging 1 million Turkish lira (TRY) (~$53,000), Bitfinex, Keet, Synonym, and Tether jointly pledged 5 million (TRY) (~$265,500), and Gateio promised 1 million (TRY) (~$53,000).
Turkish local cryptocurrency exchange Bitci shipment a relief truck to the earthquake zone while announcing that all commission income for the month of February will be donated to Ahbap on behalf of the Kahramanmaraş-focused earthquake. icrypex advertisement coordination efforts with AFAD and Ahbap.
BtcTurk told Cointelegraph that apart from donating TRY 6 million ($318,000) to the Ahbap and Akut organizations, the Turkish cryptocurrency exchange sent TRY 1.2 million ($62,000) of clothing aid to the area in coordination with governments. local.
The Turkish branch of ByBit and OKX have pledged to send 100,000 and 1 million TRY (~USD 53,000) in aidrespectively.
Cointelegraph also spoke with Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of the Sandbox, about his efforts with the Turkey Sandbox to provide on-the-ground assistance to local communities.
“Our thoughts are with the Turkish people today. Together with the community of creators of The Sandbox in Turkey, we are in contact with relevant non-governmental organizations to create a relief fund and support the areas affected by the earthquake.”
He said that together with Sandbox Turkey, they helped fill a truck with urgent supplies for victims and affected people and looked at options for longer-term support.
NFTs have also been mentioned as a possible way to raise funds for the disaster.
Turkish NFT Pak Artist tweeted about an (ETH) donation to Ahbap, along with plans for an NFT initiative for long-term relief. Gateio, in his proposal, also mentioned developing an NFT aid initiative for additional support in the near future.
This is a developing situation that Cointelegraph is monitoring. This article will be updated with any relevant information.
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