Africa Needs your Helping Hand
More than 11 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Djibouti are affected by the drought. People have been displaced because of the drought and children are dying from starvation. There are more than 400,000 Somalian refugees staying in the Dadaab Camp near Kenya and the number is increasing. Recently, Adrian Edwards, the Official Representative of the UN stated that the Dadaab Camp is the world’s largest refugee camp.
Tornado Relief Efforts
Tuscaloosa, AL. Volunteers of our center and Turkish-Alabamians living in Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Auburn, AL reached out to the communities recently hit by tornados. Volunteers collaborated with American Red Cross in order to provide assistance and emotional support to those affected in the region.
Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund
It is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform you of the massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred this weekend in Turkey. As the death toll presently surpasses 300 victims, Peace Valley Foundation and Istanbul Center has decided to initiate a fund in Alabama and in the Southeast U.S. to help the most affected cities. For as you may know, this large earthquake struck Turkey, Sunday October 23rd 2011 around 10:40 a.m.