Statement from Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, regarding the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria:

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

“On Monday we learned of the catastrophic earthquake which has devastated parts of southern Turkey and northern Syria.  The images we are seeing on the news and the scale of this human tragedy is truly heart-breaking.

“We know this will be an anxious time for some of our local families who may be waiting for news.  The Red Cross’s website provides useful advice on ways to contact loved ones in those areas at Find missing family | British Red Cross(external link).

“Our thoughts continue to be with all of those who are affected and with the rescue teams, who are working in such difficult circumstances.

“Calderdale is a place of kindness and many in our communities will want to help.  A number of Disaster Emergency Committee charities have launched appeals to support the relief effort.  For more information visit link).”


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