Member and partner organizations of the Alliance work towards bringing relief and humanitarian aid to communities affected by natural disasters in the United States and around the world. Helping fellow human beings, regardless of their ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds, is a core principle of Hizmet, in the U.S. and abroad.
Alliance for Shared Values works with Kimse Yok Mu Relief and Aid Association and Embrace Relief Aid Foundation to relief and humanitarian aid to communities around the world.
Please visit our partner’s webpages to take a closer loot at their relief and humanitarian efforts.
Clean Water Project in Africa
Hizmet affiliated charity organizations, Kimse Yok Mu and the Embrace Relief Aid Foundation, “Clean Water” campaign is easing the difficulty of obtaining drinking water for people of Haiti, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Chad and Cameroon.
The locals living in these regions cannot obtain clean water, due to droughts, lack of infrastructure and past conflicts. Embrace Relief plans to open 20 water wells in 2014.
As part of this campaign, Kimse Yok Mu and the Embrace Relief Aid Foundation have jointly constructed a water well in Uganda dedicated to the memory of James Foley, an American journalist killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The newly constructed well will supply clean drinking water to 2,000 Ugandans.
Links for more information:
Todays Zaman – Turkish charities dedicate well in Uganda to James Foley
Ebru News – Well Constructed in Uganda in Memory of Slain Journalist
Hizmet volunteers are currently on the ground around the world, including in Haiti, Syria, Africa, as well as in the U.S., bringing aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Countries suffering from natural disasters remain in need of aid long after the media left and international attention faded. We are committed to supporting the long-term progress of every relief project or work. Some of our efforts include:
U.S.: Alliance organizations and community groups, such as the Raindrop Foundation, Helping Hands Relief Organization, and the Turkish Cultural Centers in Brooklyn and Staten Island, came together to provide warm meals to nearly 500,000 affected individuals. Learn more.
Syria: Due to the ongoing civil war in Syria thousands of refugees have fled and have gone to neighboring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon to escape the violence in the region. Hizmet has provided over five tons of relief supplies to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Donations of food, clothing and blankets have been made to 12,000 refugees living in Turkey. Learn more.
Haiti: Hizmet not only came to Haiti as part of the search and rescue team following the earthquake, but also stayed to build a hospital. Completed last December, the facility consists of 40 beds, obstetrics and gynecology services, laboratory, x-ray room, a dining hall, and kitchen. We hope this hospital will have a lasting impact on the lives of those in the community. Learn more.
Los Angeles/USA: According to recent statistics, more than 1.7 million LA residents are food insecure, which is more than any other county in the States. On December 15th, Pacifica Institute youngsters joined LA Regional Foodbank, which has a network of over 1,000 charitable agencies, in their efforts to relieve the growing demand for food throughout LA County. Learn more.
In a sign of Turkey’s strengthened ties with Africa, a group of Turkish women composed of artists, doctors and business leaders is building an orphanage in the southern African nation of Burundi.
Nairoba delegation of volunteers from Turkey, along with Turkish educational volunteers in Kenya, reached out to orphans in Nairobi on January 14th in a visit to the capital’s Kibera slum.
Kimse Yok Mu Disaster Response to the Philippines
Turkish humanitarian aid organizations have sent rescue teams to the Philippines. Kimse Yok Mu’s 10-member rescue team has already reached the Philippines day after the disaster. KYM, a humanitarian aid organization, will also distribute 6,500 food packages to the victims. Read more
Yok Mu reaches out to Syrians in joint project with
The Turkish aid organization Kimse Yok Mu is conducting a joint project with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide monetary assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey in an effort to “normalize” their lives as much as possible. Read more