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Nearly three weeks into rescue efforts in Turkey, a horse was found alive under rubble, and the incredible rescue has gone viral.

Source: The Sun/Youtube

Rescuers have been working tirelessly to help save countless animals that are trapped under rubble after a string of massive earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria. The powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake tore through southern Turkey and northwestern Syria and has already been one of the deadliest in decades. Volunteers are working countless hours to rescue animals, and this horse rescue was a miracle.

Turkish businessman Tansu Yegen tweeted a video this week of a horse being pulled out from the rubble 21 days after the initial earthquake. The horse was miraculously still alive.

“Amazing amazing amazing,” Yegen wrote. “In Adiyaman, a horse found alive in the rubble of a building 21 days after the earthquake was rescued by the teams.”

In the video, people are huddled around the hole in the ground, and a man is seen at the bottom pulling a rope. He helped free the brown horse and climbed out of the hole. Yegen said that the video was shot in Adiyaman in Southeastern Turkey.

How to Help Turkey and Syria

Even before the crisis, over 15 million people in Syria were in need of humanitarian assistance according to The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Funding is urgently needed to help people who have been affected by the earthquakes. The IRC is working to provide emergency services to families in Turkey and Syria and refugee families in countries around the world. For a limited time, monthly donations will be matched as the organization works to Support communities during this crisis. They currently have over 1,000 staff inside Syria working tirelessly to provide lifesaving Support and they will be scaling up their response in Turkey as well.

Your donation will go to providing cash and essential items, such as household kits, dignity kits for women and girls, and hygiene supplies including towels and blankets. Donations will also Support essential health services in affected areas and set up safe spaces for women and children affected by the crisis. Click here to learn more about donating.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is also collecting funds for its disaster response emergency fund. This will Support “immediate cash assistance” in affected areas.

Remember when donating that you should never provide personal details, bank account information, or other information without verifying the organization or individual collecting donations.

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