1 Million Euros of ‘Earthquake’ Assistance from BioNTech for Turkey and Syria
BioNTech will donate 1 million Euros in total to the disaster relief organization ‘Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe’ and ‘UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe’, the German partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in order to contribute to humanitarian aid due to the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria.
In a written statement from BioNTech, it was announced that 500,000 Euros will be donated to the non-profit organization ‘Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe’ (Action Alliance for Disaster Relief) due to the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria, to contribute to humanitarian aid in the two countries.
It was also stated that 500,000 Euros will be donated to UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, the partner of UNHCR in Germany.
In the statement, BioNTech CEO and Co-Founder Prof. Ugur Sahin made the following statements:
“As BioNTech, we are saddened by the tragic loss of life as a result of the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria. At the same time, the humanitarian situation in Ukraine remains dire. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones. We are grateful to first responders and those who are constantly working to save lives and support those affected. We continue to closely monitor the situation for our Turkish employees and offer individual assistance when needed. On behalf of the entire board of directors, I would like to thank our colleagues who voluntarily supported these special occasions and took part in donation campaigns.”
In a statement made on UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe’s social media account, the company thanked the company for its assistance and said, “With a big donation like this, we can support UNHCR’s emergency actions in Syria and Turkey by donating warm clothing and blankets to the people affected by the earthquake.”