We are united in deep sorrow following the devastating earthquake this week in Türkiye and Syria.
ICC has expressed our heartfelt sympathies to members of our network affected by the tragedy while Nicolas Uribe, Chair of our ICC World Chambers Federation, has also communicated his sympathies on behalf of chambers worldwide.
We are now committed to taking action to support recovery efforts and will keep you updated on our progress.
Supporting recovery efforts
The death toll is rising every day and includes members of our extended ICC family and friends. With many more lives at risk from freezing temperatures and no access to basic shelter and supplies, humanitarian aid is desperately needed.
Reflecting the can-do power of the business and chamber network, in-kind aid and construction equipment has already been dispatched to the affected regions under the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Türkiye.
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye has launched an emergency recovery fund to further contribute to recovery efforts and continue helping those in need. The campaign was announced in a letter to chambers and commodity exchanges in 81 provinces from Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, TOBB President and Chair of ICC Türkiye.
In addition, we remain in close touch with our national committee in Syria who will provide their recommended channel of support for those affected in the country.
How to help
The fund established by TOBB is our key channel today for ICC and WCF to help support recovery efforts in Türkiye. Amplifying this call to action internationally, I urge you to support this campaign, demonstrating the generosity and caring values you have demonstrated in recent years.
By way of your donations, large or small, we hope to help and demonstrate solidarity with the communities and colleagues affected by this tragedy.
Please give generously today!