We are on the brink of realizing our first-stage goal together with you

We experienced two earthquakes in the Pazarcık and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmaraş, which caused massive destruction in 11 provinces. This horrible disaster, unprecedented in history, was recorded as “the disaster of the century”. The loss of life exceeded 50 thousand.

Following this great disaster, Foreign Economic Relations Board – DEİK established an Earthquake Assistance Coordination Committee and started the “Friends of Türkiye Donation Account” and “DEİK Town” projects, upon request from the counterpart organizations. In terms of medium-term support, rapid action was taken to establish the “DEİK Town” of 1000 containers in the first stage. Our DEİK Town was established on an area of 80,000 m² in total in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş. Comprised of all social facilities such as a school, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, sports fields, market, cafeteria, kindergarten, laundries, health centre and mosque, DEİK Town will serve as a home for approximately 5000 earthquake victims.

Properties of container houses established in DEİK container city

Standard comfort conditions are provided to meet the essential needs of a family of 5 people in 7×3 m containers established in our DEİK Town. In the 21 m² containers, there are two rooms consisting of a kitchen sink and upper cabinet, a bathroom with shower, closet and washbasin, a room serving as a living room and a bedroom.

Items found in container houses

In the containers, there will be basic fixtures such as a double bed, folding bed, wardrobe, double sofa bed, mini electric stove, mini fridge, led TV with satellite receiver, 2 heaters, water heater for bathroom, roller blind, folding table, chair, steel teapot, dinnerware, pots-pans, cutlery, portable shoe rack, carpet, bed linen, duvets, pillows, towels, fleece blanket, and shower curtain. DEİK keeps striving towards
permanent solutions with all Business Councils and counterpart organizations.