Tahya Masr Fund launches donation campaign to aid earthquake-ravaged Syria

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Feb 2023

The Tahya Masr Fund has designated a bank account at all state-owned banks to receive donations from inside and outside Egypt to send basic goods and pharmaceutical supplies to the victims of the earthquake that ravaged Syria.

File photo: People remove their furniture and household appliances out of a collapsed building following a devastating earthquake in the town of Jinderis, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. AP


All donations can be made online via the Tahya Masr Fund official website, the fund said in a statement on Wednesday.

The fund also allocated the hotline 15118 for inquiries and specifications for in-kind donations.

It said in the statement that its relief initiative was prompted by the requests it has received from the public over the past few days to participate in the relief of Syria through in-kind and cash contributions.

The fund added that the initiative comes as part of the country's efforts to provide relief to Syria in implementation of the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The 7.8 magnitude quake that struck Turkey and Syria on 6 February killed nearly 40,000 in both countries with thousands of survivors living in makeshift tents under freezing temperatures.

Under the slogan 'We Share for Humnaity', the fund said it has dispatched a convoy carrying 140 tons of foodstuffs, clothes and other relief aid to Syria.

The Tahya Misr Fund was established by President El-Sisi in 2015 to help poor communities and needy villages in the country through development projects.

The fund has also provided assistance in cases of crises at the regional level, providing aid in the reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip as well as sending medical convoys to a number of African countries.

Egypt sends aid to Syria

On Wednesday, Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) appealed to the world to put aside politics and act in unison to provide more support to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian and Turkish peoples in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

Last Tuesday, a day after the earthquake, Egypt sent five military planes carrying emergency medical aid to Turkey and Syria in order to contribute to relief efforts.

On Thursday, an Egyptian rescue team comprising medical specialists and rescue technicians as well as three military planes loaded with humanitarian and relief aid, medical supplies, and tents arrived in Syria to help victims of the devastating earthquake.

Earlier this week, President El-Sisi called during the World Government Summit in Dubai on all countries to provide more assistance to the Syrian people.

Last week, Egypt’s Red Crescent also launched a donation campaign in Egypt to help relief efforts in Syria.

On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched an appeal for $397 million to provide “life-saving relief” for nearly five million Syrians affected by the latest disaster

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