Distributing hot “European meals” to the earthquake victims


European volunteers prepare hot meals and distribute them to the victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey about two weeks ago.

The volunteer team consists of 6 individuals headed by Victor Rogalev, who originally works in the voluntary field of feeding the homeless and university students in the British capital, London.

“When I heard about the earthquake, I immediately called my friend who lives in the Czech Republic and suggested that he go to Turkey and provide hot food to the afflicted,” with these words Rogalev showed his donation to help the earthquake victims.

Rogalev said that he quickly went out alone from London in his car, and on the way he passed a Czech to bring his friend with him, and they arrived in Turkey.


He indicated that he realized the hardship of the work, so he started calling other friends, as they were joined by 4 new volunteers.

He added, “We came to help people, and we provided hot food to those affected by the earthquake in Sanliurfa for 5 days, then we moved to its neighbor Adi Yaman.”

Rogalev expressed his team’s readiness to stay in Turkey and distribute hot food to those affected by the earthquake for a period of two months, if necessary.

Regarding the quality of the food provided, he pointed out that the volunteer team usually prepares vegetable meals. However, during this short period, the team was able to learn local meals to join the list of foods offered to people in the region.

Expressing his happiness in helping the distressed, Rogalev said: “Our meals were liked by people, and this made us very happy.”

He continued, “For 3 decades, we have been working in preparing and distributing food to the homeless and university students in London, and during a period the idea came to form this volunteer team to feed disaster-stricken people, and we started our first volunteer work from Turkey.”

On February 6, a double earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, the first measuring 7.7 degrees and the second 7.6 degrees, and thousands of violent aftershocks, which left great losses in lives and property in both countries.