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University students sell charity bracelets to raise funds for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Proceeds will go to local NGOs AHBAP (Turkey) and Yada Bu Yad (Syria).

17 | 03 | 2023

A group of students of the University of Navarra, in partnership with Tantaka, the solidarity time bank of the academic center, have organized a sale of solidarity bracelets to raise funds for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Wristbands, which cost 3 euros, will be on sale until March 25 at Amigos Building, at Sciences Building (Hexagon Building) and at the Tantaka office (located at Central Building) at campus in Pamplona. Likewise, people interested in collaborating with the initiative can also make a donation to "Bizum Dona UNAV" (Campaign code: 33428).

The funds raised will go to the local NGOs AHBAP and Yada BU Yad and will be used to cover the basic needs of those affected by the earthquake (hygiene, food and accommodation). Hande Musullulu, one of the promoters of the initiative and a doctoral student at School of Education and Psychology, explains that the intention of project is "to contribute a grain of sand to help those most in need and to show solidarity with the victims of this tragic event".

In addition to Hande, two other Turkish students are participating in the initiative: Mecnun Serhat Çelebi, a 2nd year medical student, and Aziz Yarkin, a 4th year medical student. They have been joined by the students of the School of Philosophy and Letters Clara Jazmati, of Syrian descent, and Andrés Sisniega, both from Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE); and Ariana Godoy, student of the double Degree in Philosophy and Journalism. 

The earthquake, which occurred on March 6, has affected more than 50 million people between Turkey and Syria, causing at least 46,000 deaths, a thousand injured and more than nine million displaced people, according to the latest report published by the World Health Organization.