Turkey Earthquake 2011
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On October 23, 2011, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Turkey, killing hundreds, injuring more than a thousand, and leveling dozens of multistory buildings.  Hundreds of other buildings were damaged both in cities making them structurally unsound, and the majority of the mud-brick homes in villages throughout the area have been severely damaged.  Hardest hit was the city of Ercis, which is near the Iranian border, and in the vicinity of the larger city of Van.

Thousands of people have no choice but to live outside and rely on aid as they can not return to their damaged homes due to threat of collapsing as hundreds of aftershocks have continued to shake the area and are expected to go on during the coming weeks.

Hidaya Foundation is collecting funds to aid families who have lost their homes and belongings.  Please donate to help families in need.

 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.