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Update: Aid To Turkey & Northern Syria Continues


Several months after the 7.8 and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes decimated parts of Turkey and Northwest Syria, the road to recovery remains arduous. Brother’s Brother Foundation has continued to provide aid by shipping medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, and purchasing everyday necessities for survival and shelter.

Northern Syria: Supporting Medical Workers
BBF sent 21 pallets of medical supplies to Adana, Turkey, that were received by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). The organization distributed the supplies to health clinics in Syria caring for and operating wounded earthquake victims. 

Northern Syria: Providing Warmth & Refuge
BBF purchased and sent 300 family-sized tents and 1,500 blankets to Gaziantep, Turkey for relief efforts in northern Syria. The supplies were distributed in collaboration with Life for Relief and Development and The Emergency Response Team, a local Turkish non-profit organization.

Southern Turkey: Food & Hygiene Needs
BBF and Life for Relief Development (LIFE) distributed 400 food packages and 130 hygiene kits to families in Southern Turkey. This is the second phase of BBF’s response with LIFE.

Elbistan, Turkey: Providing Shelter
Brother’s Brother Foundation purchased 10 container homes in the town of Elbistan in Kahramanmaras, Turkey in support of an initiative led by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) to alleviate the nation’s housing crisis. Each home is equipped with the furniture and appliances needed to house a family of four, including a toilet, shower, refrigerator and washing machine. They will also be stocked with everyday necessities, such as towels, plates, cutlery and bed sheets. 

Northern Syria: Addressing Needs in Neurology
BBF’s partnership with SAMS has created an avenue to address other non-disaster related needs in Syrian hospitals. In early May, BBF sent a shipment of neurology medications that included Tenecteplase (TNK), an IV therapy medicine used to treat acute stroke.