Belgian radio stations launch a campaign to collect aid


On Monday, many radio stations in Belgium launched a fundraising campaign for those affected by the double earthquake in Kahramanmaraş, which occurred on February 6 and affected 11 Turkish provinces and northwestern Syria.

Public and private radio stations broadcasting in the Flemish language in the country began broadcasting the song “People Help People” performed by 30 artists, including the Turkish singer “Hadice”. Some radio stations also devoted programs to the campaign to help those affected by the earthquake.

The radio broadcasts among the largest media groups in the country broadcast appeals for help that will continue until the evening hours, as it transmits the information of an association account under the name “12-12”, which relief organizations have set up since the first day of the earthquake to donate to the affected people.


“We know that supporting the media can make all the difference in times like this, we’ve seen this in previous campaigns,” Philip Hennon, a spokesperson for 12-12, said in a statement about the campaign.

On February 6, two violent earthquakes hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, measuring 7.7 and 7.6 on the Richter scale, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks.

The earthquake disaster, whose epicenter was the state of Kahramanmaraş, claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people and left huge material damage affecting 11 states in the southern part of Turkey.