What not to donate to earthquake victims? Learn from most UK and US people: Do the exact opposite of what they are doing. Dirty laundry, 10-inch heels and stained clothing have been discovered among 'inappropriate' donations made to the victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquake. According to local reports, almost 20% of the items that were donated were unfit for use.
People are posting videos and photos of the received items all over social media from TikTok to Twitter.
I held it enough and I'm going to say this. I'm going through the pictures my cousin sent me of the donations made here in the US and folks, believe or not but EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS IN TURKEY ARE NOT YOUR GARBAGE BIN. GET THIS INTO YOUR WESTERN SUPREMACIST AND ORIENTALIST HEADS. pic.twitter.com/cPPNmTssIs— irem aydemir (@iremxyd) February 10, 2023
Erim Metto, CEO of the Turkish Cypriot Community Association, based in London, told Metro.co.uk that a fifth of all donations were 'inappropriate' or 'unusable'.
However, some Twitter users also said:
Unfit-for-use items are painfully common in donations to the needy.
Many NGOs in fact make it quite clear to people donating clothes to not give away stuff that has absolutely no use.
What to keep in mind if you are donating:
Fresh earthquake impacted areas of Turkey and Syria again yesterday (February 21), which is still reeling from the devastating series of earthquakes two weeks ago. The February 6 earthquakes killed more than 45,000 people.
On February 21, the latest earthquake caused buildings to fall, trapping residents. 3 people died and 600 people were injured in both nations, according to officials.
Many nations are sending help to both countries, including India (items like a mobile hospital, specialised search and rescue teams, and emergency medical equipment such as portable ECG machines and patient monitors).
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