We are deeply saddened by the devastating news from Turkey and Syria, and our thoughts are with the victims of the earthquakes, their families, and their friends.
To support immediate relief efforts and provide humanitarian assistance on the ground, we are donating to Red Cross Flanders.
This is also a call to our colleagues and business partners to help the emergency relief work in the region, as there are still many in need of temporary shelter, medical assistance, food, and warm clothing.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this terrible tragedy,” said CEO Philippe Verellen. “Our priority is to help out where we can and we will continue to do whatever we can to support those affected, including our employees and partners.”
Currently, financial aid is still the most efficient way to help victims in Turkey and Syria. After all, goods are on the ground faster if they are purchased in the region and you can also use financial aid in a much more targeted way, tailored to the latest acute needs in each specific area. The victims need efficient, coordinated and targeted aid now.