Updated: Apr 18
A stand for donations today was set up on "Macedonia" square in Skopje for the victims of the earthquake that happened this morning with an epicenter in Turkey, near the border with Syria. According to the international media, so far there is information about over 2,500 dead in today's earthquakes, with several thousand people injured.
Activist Daver Nuretin, who started the initiative, for Skopje.IN explains that the stand which opened today will remain for the next 7 days, 24 hours a day.
"The whole initiative started from me, thanks to Ali Fevzi (famous humanitarian), his NGO - 'Be Ali', which allowed us with his NGO to step here, to get a permit. We decided to take one step, from here to collect clothes, quilts, blankets and more children clothes, that was the goal. From here, everything will be provided for transport and everything that will be collected will be in the safest and fastest way taken to the cities of Turkey", Nuretin adds.
The Macedonian Red Cross previously launched the number 143-400 for a donation of 100 denars (1.6 euros) per call for the users of the mobile operators Telekom and A1.
Additionally, for donations of funds in foreign currency, citizens can donate with the following information:
RED CROSS OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIAN
KOMERCIJALNA BANKA AD SKOPJE
UL. ORCE NIKOLOV NO.3, 1000 SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
BANK ACCOUNT: 300000000000133 25730522-11
SWIFT CODE: KOBSMK2X
IBAN CODE: MK07300701000001228
The City of Skopje has made a request to its councilors to decide on providing humanitarian aid for the earthquake victims during the upcoming session.
According to the latest information, two Macedonian citizens were injured in the morning earthquake.