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 Turkey Earthquake Relief

UPDATE: 10 May 2023, 11:40 AM (CST)

 Three months since the devastating earthquakes hit the Turkey-Syria region, thousands of people remain without a home.

Millennium's local partner, First Hope Association/ ilkUmutDernegi (in Turkish), has been responding to the need for shelter by providing both tents and container homes. Many shelter communities have been built, and in Hatay province alone, over 1 million people are living in tents. With the hot summer months approaching, the team is working to provide adequate shade, drinking water, refrigeration, and fans/AC units.

Long term projects continue to help people rebuild their lives: connecting them to employment, education,  and community. Learn more...

To support the life-giving work of this team, please donate at the link below. (Or by check to the account: ilkUmutDernegi.001)

Millennium Relief & Development is a large network of committed and innovative problem-solvers working to serve people in over 30 countries and territories through community development and humanitarian aid.

Our mission is to help communities flourish by working alongside local leaders to achieve the change they desire. We seek to bring hope and sustainable solutions to people in challenging situations.



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Our Origins

In 1991, Kurds began to return back to the northern region of Iraq following the repressed rebellion after the gulf war. That same year, William (Bill) Koops moved to Iraq to work with the Kurds who were in refugee camps under UN and Allied protection. In 1997, seven thousand Kurds were evacuated to the US and many came to Houston. Koops returned to Houston at that time to help them settle into a new country.

It was then that Bill met James Clark, a lawyer specializing in international law and finance. The two built a relationship and together they co-founded an organization that enables field workers to provide long-term development assistance to the poor. Bill Koops still serves as President and James Clark as COO and Chairman, and since its creation in 1998, Millennium has worked in over 40 countries.

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