How to help those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The impact of the earthquake across Turkey and northern Syria is devastating. 

The GoFundMe community is coming together to help those affected by this disaster, and you can donate to verified earthquake relief fundraisers below.

Our Trust & Safety team will continue to update this page with more fundraisers as they are verified.


Every fundraiser on this page has been verified by our Trust & Safety experts.


Your donation helps the people and communities affected by these events.


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Turkey earthquake relief fundraisers

Donate to one of the verified fundraisers below

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    Set up your own charity fundraiser

    Raising money for a verified charity is the quickest way to support the people affected by the earthquake. 

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) – which in major crises brings together 14 leading UK aid charities to raise money to help save lives and rebuild shattered communities – is appealing for funds. 

    Here are three fast and safe ways you can help people in Turkey and Syria.

    1. Donate to a verified fundraiser that supports relief efforts. Our Trust & Safety team has verified the fundraisers on this centralised hub and will continue to add verified fundraisers to it as more become available.
    2. Start a certified charity fundraiser for a verified organisation providing critical support to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
    3. Start an individual fundraiser for an impacted friend or family member, subject to review by our Trust & Safety team.

    To help our team complete this process as quickly as possible, please include the following in your fundraiser description:

    • Who you’re raising money for
    • Where your beneficiary is located
    • How they will use the funds raised
    • How you will deliver funds to your beneficiary

    If your fundraiser is under review

    We understand that many diaspora communities want to start fundraisers and transfer money directly to those impacted. It is important to be clear about what you’re raising money for, how the funds will be used, and where funds and assistance are being sent.  For example, if it is a fundraiser to support medical aid for your family in Turkey, please include those details in your description.

    Our Trust & Safety team is carefully reviewing fundraisers related to this crisis. This is an important step to help ensure the fundraiser is in compliance with the evolving regulations, international laws, strictly enforced policies from our payment partners, and our Terms of Service. It’s also important that we protect the generosity of all donors by taking steps to help ensure that any funds raised on GoFundMe can be delivered as intended by the organiser.

    For more information about reviews, check out our Q&A here.