Emergency in Turkey and Syria, Generali donates towards earthquake relief
In response to the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, Generali supports the impacted populations with a donation to UNICEF and other local programmes as well as with a global fundraising campaign to be matched by Generali
The most powerful earthquake recorded in Turkey since 1939 along with harsh weather conditions and an on-going cholera outbreak are heavily impacting millions of people in Turkey and Syria that are now depending on humanitarian assistance.
More than 20,000 deaths have been reported following the massive earthquake that struck on February 6th and this number is expected to rise significantly as rescue efforts move ahead.
In response to this disaster, Generali has decided to donate €500,000 to UNICEF, which is currently assisting in the rescue efforts with emergency items including food, clean water, family and baby hygiene kits, clothing, emergency medical supplies and safe spaces (shelter for families and children with childcare services), and to other local programmes to be selected together with Generali Sigorta.
A global fundraising campaign is also underway, with donations matched 1:1 by Generali for emergency support in the impacted areas.
Moreover, at local level Generali Sigorta has launched an employee donation campaign to support local organisations for first aid emergency and will also match the funds raised.