Relief for the Turkey-Syria earthquake

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community:

I am writing to express my deepest sympathy and support for the many members of our community who have friends, family, and colleagues affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The devastation has caused many thousands of deaths and created a humanitarian crisis of staggering magnitude. Governments and NGOs are pledging aid and mobilizing rescue teams and supplies, but the path to recovery could be a long and arduous one. My heart goes out to all who are affected.

If you’d like to contribute to relief efforts, here is a list of some aid organizations with links to their donation pages:


Global Giving

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies



Doctors Without Borders

The Syrian American Medical Society

Save the Children

Union of Medical Relief and Care Organizations



Michelle A. Williams, ScD
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School