One week after the devastating earthquake in Izmir, Turkey, Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help has airlifted relief supplies to the metropolis on the west coast of Turkey. 120,000 reusable masks that are produced in Munich, as well as other relief goods, still arrive in Izmir today.
As a result of the earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.6 – 7.0 on the Richter scale, around 6,600 people are housed in a tent camp. Around 1,700 buildings were damaged in the earthquake, some severely.
The transport was made possible thanks to the generous mask donation from Siemens AG and donations from the Turkish community in Germany. The team from Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help, consisting of the entrepreneur Nejdet Niflioglu, who was born in Izmir and lives in Stuttgart, and Frank Franke, Managing Director of Wings of Help, will personally hand over the aid.
The rescue work, through which two young children were rescued alive after 65 and 90 hours, has now been completed. A continuation of the support is planned.