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Intrepid Travel rolls out Turkey earthquake appeal fund

Wednesday, 07 Feb, 2023 0

Intrepid Travel has launched a Turkey earthquake emergency appeal fund.

It kick started it with A$100,000 (£58,000) through non-profit the Intrepid Foundation.

It will support immediate relief, aid, and rescue efforts in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake.

Intrepid Travel has further committed to donating all profits from bookings made on trips in Turkey until April 30, 2023.

The Intrepid Foundation has partnered with Australian Red Cross to ensure funds are effectively allocated.

This will enable Red Cross and Red Crescent partners to address the immediate and longer-term humanitarian impacts.

Intrepid will dollar match all donations to the Earthquake Appeal while covering the foundation’s administrative costs.

“This earthquake has devastated southeastern Turkey and Syria. Most of us can only imagine the trauma of this scale,” said Biheng Zhang, GM of the Intrepid Foundation.

Intrepid Travel began offering Turkey trips in 1990.

It has remained one of Intrepid’s most popular destinations.

Today, it operates 30 tours  and has 25 local team members based out of their Istanbul office.

Intrepid Travel only had one group in the country at the time of the earthquake, who are all safe.

A 7.8 magnitude quake destroyed thousands of buildings and has now killed more than 5,000 people.

The quake was centered on Diyarbakır and affected several adjacent provinces.

It was also felt on the Mediterranean coast and in Cairo and Lebanon.

At least 20 aftershocks followed.

 

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