humedica assistants cooperate with Turkish emergency teams - support of hospitals planned - Turkey asks for reconstruction aid

by Steffen Richter/RBÜ, 2011/10/25

About 24 hours after the earthquake, a humedica doctor team was already present in the centre of the earthquake region surrounding the east Turkish cities of Van and Erciz. Immediately after their arrival and after consultation with those in charge, the team joined Turkish emergency teams in Erciz. They have experienced many sad scenarios since then. And also conditions for the survivors are far from being easy.

Since Monday evening, the humedica team has been working with Turkish colleagues on the ambulances; their objective is to provide medical treatment to survivors. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

"Travelling on the ambulances with our Turkish colleagues is a very sad work", says humedica coordinator Ruth Bücker on the phone. As so often is the case after earthquake disasters, the relief assistants are experiencing a mixture of minor and larger miracles and great sorrow and deep mourning. "It is important for our team here in Turkey, but also for the people in Germany, to show solidarity with the people of Turkey by means of offering and implementing help."

And this help is important. Therefore, the equipment of the Turkish emergency teams is complemented by the medical equipment of the humedica team, the so-called Medi-Kit. Currently, concrete dialogues are being held and plans are being made regarding a further commitment of our team with the treatment of patients at hospitals.

After the Turkish government has asked for foreign support with reconstruction measures also on an official level, we will rethink our means and possibilities and will possibly also offer targeted and sustainable support in this field. Also in Haiti, humedica is running several reconstruction projects, as many houses there were destroyed during the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

humedica would like to ask the people of Germany for a targeted donation in order to support the disaster relief measures in Turkey.

      humedica e. V.
      Donation reference “Earthquake Turkey”
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also support us in a fast, secure and direct way by means of sending a text message: Simply send a text message containing the reference DOC to 8 11 90. By doing so, you will make a donation of 5 euros, with 4.83 euros of this amount being directly channelled into the humedica disaster relief projects.

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