Help KAF Kolektif support earthquake survivors in Kahramanmaraş

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By Staff

KAF Kolektif is part of a network of grassroots organisations working to provide basic needs like food and shelter to those who need them. 

Founded just after the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6 this year, the group has quickly become a vital support structure for around 5000 people living in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

KAF began as a field kitchen, and since early February they have been serving around 10,000 hot meals a day from their campus, located on a basketball court of a high school in Dulkadiroglu district. Set up initially by a small group of friends from Istanbul, the KAF Kolektif project has quickly expanded with the support of locals in the city and other volunteers across the country, and now includes a workshop, a playground for children, communal areas and a temporary cinema. With the help of the international and local NGOs, KAF's supply chain and water systems were improved, and a 10,000-litre capacity WASH system was installed to filter contaminated water.

Kahramanmaraş is located only kilometres away from the epicentre of the two earthquakes that devastated parts of Turkey, Syria and Kurdistan, amounting to one of the worst natural disasters of this century so far.

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