The wellbeing of people and animals is an essential part of our corporate culture. Therefore it is a matter close to our heart to help the people, who have lost basically everything overnight and also the pets, who have been injured or lost their beloved pet owners after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
In February, in an immediate response on the disaster, we have initiated the first financial support in the amount of 25.000 EUR to Red Cross (Germany) - humanitarian organization, which has been directly operating since the very beginning in the most affected areas.
In March, thanks to your generous support, we have been collecting and doubling all zooPoint donations across several countries. We are truly impressed by the total number of donated zooPoints. With your great willingness to help, we can now support charity organizations which continuously provide much needed help.
Together we helped raise €263,018 for the Earthquake emergency relief.
With that we can support many people and pets, who - due to the serious situation - still need our support. For that we want to express a big thank you!
Humane Society International's (HSI) disaster response team is providing on-the-ground assistance to help animals, this includes assisting with first aid effort for injured animals, setting up field veterinary hospitals as well as providing much-needed food, water and veterinary supplies. Additionally, with HSI’s support, groups have been able to dispatch veterinarians and rent vehicles to bring in veterinary and relief supplies, directly helping animals and their people impacted by the earthquake.
UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency*) in cooperation with other UN agencies is responding with urgently requested support to both refugees and host communities in the areas heavily affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The emergency support includes blankets, food packs, kitchen sets, mattresses and tents. Airlifts and convoys are bringing in needed supplies. To reach northwest Syria, UNHCR is also transporting desperately needed aid via cross-border convoys from Turkey, where the families are struggling to protect themselves after the disaster, having to sleep outdoors in very cold temperatures.
*We support the UNHCR through the national partner in Germany, UNO Flüchtlingshilfe.