On the 6th of February, a devastating earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria. In this time of immense sadness and difficulty, Accor stands in solidarity with the people of Türkiye and Syria, as well as the search and rescue teams and humanitarian workers who have rushed to the earthquake impact site.
Accor supports the communities in which our teams live and work, to ensure they have the means to recover and rebuild their lives. As such, several initiatives have already been deployed:
- Offering temporary accommodation for first responders and earthquake victims at properties located within proximity of the affected areas
- Housing of team members with damaged residences at our properties with their loved ones
- Hotels in Türkiye are donating their supplies of linen, towels, and food products to the Turkey Hotel Association
- Accor Heartist Solidarity, our endowment fund, is partnering with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to collect employees’ donations that will be topped-up by Accor
Accor continues to monitor the situation closely and will take a medium to long term approach to our support for the country, establishing a roadmap of priorities and ways in which we can continue our ongoing efforts.
We would like to thank all our team members on the ground for their outstanding efforts towards not only guests, but the community overall. Our warmest heartfelt thoughts go to all those affected by this tragic event.