On February 6, the devastation and suffering caused by the earthquakes dramatically changed the lives of many people.
As IBC, we have implemented our projects in cooperation with World Vision to provide support to earthquake-affected communities in Gaziantep, Hatay, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, and Kilis, the provinces most affected by the earthquake.
Within the scope of the project, we are continuing our long-term support activities, which cover adults, children, vulnerable groups, and disabled individuals in need, with the community centers and expert teams we have established in the region.
Psychosocial Support and Protection Services:
The effects of the earthquake left deep wounds not only physically but also emotionally and psychologically.
The sessions we organize individually or in groups with expert psychologists give hope to people trying to overcome the trauma caused by the earthquake. In addition, information and awareness sessions are regularly organized at community centers established in the region.
The main purpose of these activities, which we carry out in areas where vulnerable groups live in densely populated areas, especially in container cities, is to support people to develop healthy coping mechanisms against the difficulties they face and to support them to reintegrate into life in a healthy way...
Distribution of Basic Need Kits:
Another pillar of the project we realize with the support of World Vision is the delivery of kits prepared to meet the main needs to those in need...
Following our regular needs analysis in the region, we distribute food, hygiene kits, clothes suitable for the climate of the region and stationery materials that will contribute to the education and development of children.
Child Friendly Spaces
We have created child-friendly areas in earthquake-affected areas to ensure that children are prepared for a future full of hope. Here, activities tailored to children's age groups are carried out every day and activities are not limited to play. They also make a significant contribution to children's learning process in a safe environment.
Market Voucher Support
Another practice we have implemented to overcome the difficulties in accessing basic needs is the distribution of grocery vouchers...
While this support significantly facilitates access to basic needs such as food and cleaning for thousands of people in the region, it also provides those affected by the earthquake with its contribution to the family economy.
The project, which is planned to continue until 2025, is not limited to these issues, but also provides protection services for survivors of gender-based violence and includes legal consultancy services to complete the necessary legal procedures for protection policies. It also conducts regular field analyses in the region to identify specific needs, provides multi-purpose cash assistance, and distrubute battery-powered wheelchairs for the disabled.
The main goal of this project, which we have implemented in cooperation with World Vision under multifaceted and sustainable conditions, is to ensure that everyone affected by the earthquake, including all disadvantaged groups, feels protected and safe, and to improve their well-being.
As IBC, we will continue to develop our support projects aimed at healing the wounds of the earthquake that deeply affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.