A refuge for earthquake victims
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Türkiye and Syria on Feb. 6, caused over 10,000 aftershocks, claimed 50,000 lives and affected 14 million people. Zakat Foundation of America has been providing relief, medical supplies, food packs and shelter to the victims. Our Tent Village in Adiyaman, Türkiye provides needy families with a secure shelter equipped with water facilities, irrigation, electricity, and essential amenities. Daily needs are met with a supermarket, school, and mosque. The ZAKAT & İPAM Adıyaman Hope Psychotherapy Center offers medical and psychological care. The road to recovery may seem long, but with your support we will continue to provide for both short- and long-term needs.
10% of earthquake victims are expected to experience mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, depression, and anxiety, among others. To ensure they receive the psychological support they require, we have launched a mental health services project. Our dedicated team will provide psychotherapy services for at least six months, helping those in need to overcome their challenges and move forward with their lives. We are proud to be the only clinic offering psychotherapy services in Adıyaman during this period and remain committed to supporting earthquake victims in Turkey as they work to rebuild their lives.
Zakat Foundation Tent Village in Adiyaman
School in tent village
Meeting families in tents
Hope Center children session
Private room in Hope Center
Multiple rooms in Hope Clinic for services
The Islamic month of Ramadan is marked by fasting and prayer, but observing this year has come with unique challenges in Turkey and Syria.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A vast swath of Turkey is growing anxious and desperate as the population deals with the loss of shelter, food and healthcare in the aftermath of this month’s devastating earthquake.
Staff and volunteers at Zakat Foundation of America in Bridgeview have been sorting and preparing a shipment of donations to be used by earthquake survivors in Syria and Turkey.
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In 2022, 91¢ from each dollar donated went directly toward programs serving those in need. 4¢ went to administrative costs & 5¢ went to fundraising costs.