A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck south east Turkey and Syria on Monday.
Over 3000 buildings have collapsed in seven provinces in Turkey and the death toll has surpassed 21,000 with expectations of that figure to rise.
Almost 30,000 people have been displaced across Turkey and Syria and are in need of emergency aid and volunteers to help support them with shelter, warmth and evacuations.
Local-run donation banks have set up across London over the week, calling the public to donate essential items that are packed into lorries and shipped to help deliver aid to the victims.
Essential items that are being requested include, but are not limited too:
- Sleeping bags
- Sanitary Pads
- Thermal Clothes
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), made up on 15 UK charities, were one of the first responders to the earthquake and have been working closely with local-led relief efforts to provide aid and on the ground support.
Below are a list of donations banks based in London you can donate to in person:
ALI RIZA DEGRIMENCIOGLU TURKISH SCHOOL
Glendale Avenue – St Thomas Moore Catholic School
Wood Green, N22 5HN
LONDON EXPRESS CARGO
The High Cross Centre
Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 16:00
150 Ordance Road
Enfield, EN3 6DL
Mon-Fri: Open Until 11:00pm
PALMERS GREEN MOSQUE
30 Oakthorpe Road
Call Before Delivery – 02089203990
TURKISH WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPIC ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND
4 Willoughby Road
Hornsey, N8 OHR
Call Before Delivery – 02083401600
628-630 Green Lanes
Call Before Delivery: 02088261080
SHACKLEWELL LANE MOSQUE
9-15 Shacklewell Lane
Call Before Delivery – 07930433640
GOLDSMITH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Catford, SE6 1QD
Friday 10th February: 16:30 – 20:00
BLACKFEN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Sidcup, DA15 9NU
Saturday: 10:00 -13:00
DR FAZIL KUCUK TURKISH SCHOOL
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:30
Alternatively, if you’re unable to donate in person, you can donate online to the following charities: