The Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) has announced that it will construct 50 containers and a children’s centre for the victims of the earthquake in Turkiye. The project is part of the PCK’s relief efforts for the Turkiye-Syria earthquake in February 2023.
The container village will be located in Iskenderun, a city in Hatay Province, southeast of Turkiye. The PCK is collaborating with the Federation of Korean Associations in Turkiye, a local organization that represents the Korean community in the country. The containers will provide temporary shelter and basic facilities for the families who lost their homes in the disaster.
The PCK’s Social Service Department, which oversees the project, will send a delegation to Iskenderun from 12 to 16 June to monitor the progress and provide support.
The PCK has been raising funds for the earthquake victims since February, under the slogan “Turkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Fundraising Campaign”.
Rev. Dr Soon Chang LEE, the Moderator of the PCK, said, “The General Assembly has received donations from member churches across the country to support millions of victims who have lost their homes. We hope that our solidarity of love will bring comfort and hope to our brothers and sisters in Turkiye.”
Image caption: Rev. Dr Soon Chang LEE (far left) visited Hatay Province in Turkiye on March 20th in support of the earthquake victims