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Council to support Türkiye and Syria

Council to support Türkiye and Syria

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The City of Whittlesea will donate $15,000 to humanitarian charities as a further show of support to Turkish and Syrian communities following the recent devastating earthquakes.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson moved an item of Urgent Business at the Council meeting on 21 February 2023.

“We note with deep concern and sorrow the earthquakes which have impacted communities in Türkiye and Syria,” she said.

“And we know there are more than 3000 people in the City of Whittlesea who identify as having Turkish and Syrian background.

“While we held a vigil last week to show we were standing with our community, we now want to show our support and solidarity with these communities by contributing financially to the cause.”

A donation of $15,000 will be made to the Emergency Action Alliance who will support Türkiye and Syria through a coalition of humanitarian charities.