ACT Appeal Turkey: Düzce Earthquake Relief - METR92


Appeal Target: US$ 1,666,400
Geneva, 29 November 1999

Dear Friends,

After suffering a massive earthquake on 17 August earlier this year, which left death and destruction in its wake, north-west Turkey has again been struck by a second seism on November 12, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre in D=FCzce.  Fortunately, the destruction was not as comprehensive as after the previous quake and the authorities were also quickly on the scene with immediate assistance. However, the area suffered 95 - 100% destruction of buildings, many of which had already been damaged in the first quake. There is thus a desperate and urgent need for basic facilities, especially shelter, as temperatures are below freezing during the nights.

ACT members, Dutch Interchurch Aid (DIA) and the Christian Churches in Turkey (TACT) are proposing assistance in the form of shelter, sanitation facilities, mattresses and bedding, as well as restoring water supplies to a village of 7,000 that has lost its water source.

Please kindly send your contributions to the ACT bank account.

For further information, please contact:

ACT Co-ordinator, Miriam Lutz (phone 41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone ++ 41 79 203 6055) or

ACT Appeals Officer, Neville Pradhan (phone +41 22 791 6035 or mobile phone ++41 79 285 2916)

ACT Web Site address: http://www.act-intl.org

Geneviève Jacques  
WCC/Cluster on Relations

Miriam Lutz
ACT Coordinator

Rev. Rudolf Hinz
LWF/World Service

ACT is a worldwide network of churches and related agencies meeting human need through coordinated emergency response.

The ACT Coordinating Office is based with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Switzerland.

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