Statement on the Turkish and Syrian earthquake from Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, and Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive CommunitiesCouncillor Susan Brown
“On behalf of everyone in the City Council and in Oxford, we want to express our shock and sorrow for the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Our thoughts are with the Turkish and Syrian people and all those delivering the emergency response.
“Our thoughts are also with the Turkish and Syrian communities in Oxford, who will be anxious about their family, friends and compatriots. This Friday and over the weekend, communities directly impacted by the disaster and wider Oxford communities are organising special prayers for all those affected by this horrific event.
“In the coming days and weeks aid organisations will be asking for our support, the following organisations are already providing frontline relief: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); MSF UK; Oxfam; The White Helmets; International Rescue Committee”
Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, and Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities