Novartis and Sandoz confirm their commitment to help the humanitarian efforts and the emergency response after the devastating earthquake which struck Turkey (Türkiye) and Syria. As aftershocks continue, Novartis identified two humanitarian organizations through which its USD 1 million financial aid will get to those most in need: the International Rescue Committee and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In addition, Novartis has launched an employee donation campaign with nonprofit partners and will match the funds donated by employees. Novartis is also preparing donations of vital medicines to patients with urgent needs and is offering paid hours to associates volunteering to send equipment including heaters, blankets, clothes, food and hygienic products to those in need, in coordination with AFAD (Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency).
We continue to be in close contact with our associates: our thoughts are with them, their families and the populations living in the affected areas, as they go through this difficult and sad time.