Egypt Red Crescent launches a donation campaign for Syria’s quake victims

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Feb 2023

Egypt’s Red Crescent launched a donation campaign in Egypt to help relief efforts and the victims in Syria following the devastating earthquake that struck both South Turkey and Northern Syria on Monday.

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An Egyptian aid relief that was donated to the earthquake victims in Syria by Egyptian businessmen through the Egyptian Red Crescent. Photo: Egyptian Red Crescent

 

Residents in Egypt can donate to the Red Crescent’s relief efforts in Syria online through the Egyptian Red Cross's official website or through its bank accounts in Banque De Caire or CIB or Arab African International Bank.

The Egyptian Red Cross also announced that donors can donate through Vodafone Cash or Fawry application as well as through EGP 5 SMS service by just sending in Arabic “Syria” to number 9770.

The horrifying 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria have claimed the lives of almost 20,000 people in both countries with the number expected to keep rising, making it among the deadliest worldwide over the past decade.

The quake also injured tens of thousands of people and hundreds of thousands were left homeless.

On Tuesday, two Egyptian military aircrafts carrying medical aid arrived at Turkish Adana Airport, according to the Chargé d'Affairs at the Turkish Embassy in Cairo Ambassador Saleh Mutlu Shin.

The Syrian Red Cross in Damascus also announced that it received on Tuesday from Egypt’s Red Crescent 20 tons of medical supplies that arrived on board the three military Egyptian aircrafts.  

This came a day after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered sending five military planes carrying emergency medical aid to Turkey and Syria to contribute to relief efforts. 

The White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer organisation in opposition-controlled areas in northern Syria also announced on Wednesday that an Egyptian rescue team entered the devastated area through Bab Al-Hawa crossing to offer help.

El-Sisi also offered his condolences in phone calls to both Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, stressing Egypt’s readiness to send humanitarian assistance and relief to help both the Syrian and Turkish peoples.

Egypt’s embassies in Syria and Turkey launched on Monday hotlines for Egyptians in both countries to report any damage or call for help following the deadly earthquake.

Egyptian Embassy in Ankara: 00905497695566

Egyptian Embassy in Damascus: 00963112144886 - 00963112144885
 

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