In the first month of the Kahramanmaraş earthquake, radio channels in Belgium broadcast nationally to help earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
Organized with the slogan “People help people”, the event is of great importance as it is the first national aid event to be held simultaneously in the Dutch-speaking Flemish region and the French-speaking Walloon region.
The event, supported by Belgian media companies VRT, DPG Media, Play Media and Mediahuis and led by the national helpline “12-12”, started at 09:00 on Monday morning.
In the aid campaign that continued until the evening hours, listeners made donations to earthquake victims by requesting songs from almost all radios via SMS.
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In addition, 35 Belgian musicians, including Hadise Açıkgöz, sang Cherry Ghost’s song “People help people”, previously sung by Birdy, for earthquake victims.
The income that can be obtained from the sale of the single, which includes the song played by 60 radios from Europe at the same time on February 15 and has become the symbol of aid to the victims of the Kahramanmaraş earthquake, will also be transferred to the earthquake victims. Via the 12-12 helpline.
The amount of aid collected for earthquake victims through the national hotline until Monday morning was around 6 million euros.
It is expected that the amount of aid will reach significant amounts with the joint broadcast of the radios and the sale of singles.
“We know that the support of the media often makes a big difference, we’ve seen it in previous campaigns. So we’re very happy because help is sorely needed,” said Philippe Henon, spokesperson for the national helpline. .
According to the spokesperson, the fact that a campaign is held simultaneously in both the Flemish and Walloon segments for the first time under the leadership of the 12-12 helpline makes the event even more important.