Türkiye - Syria earthquake: our support
We send our deepest sympathy as the desperate situation caused by the devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria last week continues. We are committed to providing support through our disaster relief emergency partner The British Red Cross and locally through the Turkish Red Crescent.
We are committed to our fight for access
The earthquakes have ravaged the region causing extensive damage. Thousands of buildings collapsed, hospitals, roads and infrastructure have been destroyed leaving thousands of people trapped in the rubble. The scale of the catastrophe is unimaginable and with it comes devastating humanitarian consequences. We are committed to fight for access, especially in these most devastating of times.
To do what we can to help with the region's worst disaster in 100 years, Reckitt has committed a minimum of £700,000 to the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, of which our disaster relief emergency response partner The British Red Cross is a partner, and the Turkish Red Crescent. In addition, we are matching employee funds raised. This support will help provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance across the region including support with search and rescue, providing essential aid and supporting the wounded.
It is in times of crisis that we see how much our people care for one another. That is why we are matching employee donations made to the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal of which the British Red Cross is a partner and Turkish Red Crescent up to a total of £200k respectively.
Support for our colleagues
We are of course also ensuring our colleagues in Turkey and their families are provided with critical medical, food, housing and ongoing mental health support through this extremely challenging time.
We will continue to work with our disaster relief emergency response partners to provide support to those most in need. On behalf of everyone at Reckitt, we share our deepest sympathy with those impacted by this disaster.