Turkey and Syria are reeling from the devastating effects of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the region earlier this month, leaving tens of thousands people dead and countless more people homeless, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Health and the White Helmets rescue team. Photos and videos across social media and various news outlets have shown terrified residents fleeing from the destruction and pulling survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings. It’s the worst disaster in the history of the country, which hasn’t seen a quake of similar magnitude since 1939, and has prompted an outpouring of support from across the globe. Below, we’ve rounded up the ways Singaporeans can support survivors, through donations, volunteer work and more.

Turkish Embassy in Singapore

The Turkish Embassy in Singapore is accepting donations like winter clothes, tents, mattresses, food and hygiene products. Donations should be new or unused and clearly labeled with contents and quantity. Bring your donations to #06-00, 10 Genting Lane, Singapore 349583 by 10 February. The embassy at #10-03 SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way is unable to receive donations due to limited storage space.

Singapore Red Cross

The Singapore Red Cross has launched a fundraising campaign which will end on 31 May. Donations can be made online through Giving.sgGive.asia and Donation Portal.

Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM)

The union, which has already provided medical care to war victims in Syria for several years, has sent its team of over 1,800 humanitarian workers to assist with rescue efforts on the ground. They are accepting donations here.


Oxfam is a British confederation of charities which provides disaster relief worldwide. They are accepting donations to support survivors of the quake here.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders are accepting donations here to support hospitals in northwest Syria.

Human Appeal

Human Appeal is accepting donations here to support local rescue teams on the ground.

Action For Humanity

Action for Humanity, the parent charity of Syria Relief, is accepting donations here.