Canva, a well-known Australian design tool, plans to give its three days’ worth of sales to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
Our correspondent saw the announcement that was posted on the Canva platform on Friday morning.
“For 72 hours, all earnings from any elements purchased in Canva will be donated towards emergency crisis help in Turkey and Syria,” the announcement states.
On February 6, two catastrophic earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.5 and 7.8 respectively struck Turkey and Syria, killing nearly 40,000 people.
According to Aljazeera, the death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquakes is nearing 44,000 from both countries.
Aljazeera reports that around 44,000 people from both Turkey and Syria have died as a result of the earthquakes.
While the Syrian government and the UN claim that more than 5,800 people have died there, the Turkish authorities claim that at least 38,044 people have died there.
Only two days after launching a $400 million appeal for Syrians, the UN issued a more than $1 billion funding request on Thursday for the Turkish rescue mission. The World Health Organization also announced that it started a flash appeal on Saturday for $42.8 million to address urgent medical needs.
Among the numerous other international organizations that have donated to the victims are the International Committee of the Red Cross and several Muslim organizations.
Many other nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, have also donated to the impacted nations.
Seren Cetin, a female boxer from Turkey who just won the 2022 World Boxing Council title, recently auctioned off her championship belt to raise money for Turkish earthquake victims.
26-year-old Cetin said in a tweet that she will put her WBC Silver Bantamweight title belt up for auction, aiming to get at least one million Turkish lira ($53,00) for it. She pledged to donate the entire profit to Ahbap, a Turkish nonprofit organization aiding the victims.