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Mauritius Planning A National Fund-Raising For People Affected By Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

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The Mauritian Government is planning a national fund-raising initiative, a Teledon, whereby the Mauritian population would be invited to donate in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria. The event would be held next week and would require the collaboration of numerous stakeholders. Dedicated bank account to raise money to support relief activities for people in Turkey and Syria would also be opened. South-eastern Turkey and northern Syria were hit by earthquakes causing heavy casualties with loss of lives and extensive damages on 06 February 2023.

National Fund-Raising For People Affected By Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

All these were discussed in a meeting held yesterday and co-chaired by the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration, and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, and the Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo. The meeting was attended by representatives of various ministries and institutions. It took stock of the humanitarian situation in Turkey and Syria where people in the affected area were in urgent need of shelter, food and medical aid. Discussions focused as well on the ways and means to mobilise local companies for the provision of emergency medical supplies and equipment. They also discuss the assistance that could be extended to Turkey and Syria following the earthquakes that hit both countries.

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