Updated in paragraph two and three to reflect details of the donation.
From the first day, our thoughts and deepest sympathies have been with the people of Türkiye and Syria affected by the devastating earthquakes in the region.
To support the urgently needed rescue and relief efforts for the affected communities, Ferrero donated EUR1.2 million. This support is being channeled through Save the Children, who are working around the clock to deliver lifesaving support and coordinate the long-term recovery efforts required for a disaster of this magnitude. This assistance includes distributing food, temporary shelter items, essential emergency relief items, clean water and hygiene kits as well as providing psychosocial support to children and their caregivers. Subsequently, Save the Children will provide interventions to support recovery, with a particular focus on health, nutrition and education for children.
Working alongside the International Labour Organization in Türkiye, we have committed to delivering an additional EUR275,000 in earthquake relief which will primarily be targeted on the children living in the most affected regions. This will include nutritional support, hygiene kits and clothing as well as psychosocial services for families.
We will continue to monitor how the situation develops and consider how best to provide further support to the humanitarian relief efforts.