Following a recent earthquake in the area, Turkish Twitch and YouTube streamer Ahmet “Jahrein” used his Twitter account to contact key figures in the streaming business.

The tragedy, which registered a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale and caused more than 4000 fatalities and 15,000 injuries in Turkey and Syria, also had an impact on nearby countries. Jahrein tagged a number of streamers, creators, and internet celebrities, which led to a significant contribution frenzy.

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“The most devastating earthquake which affected millions of people of the last 500 years occurred in 10 different cities in Turkey.
In this incident, unknown number of people are still stuck under debris waiting for help and according to the offical announcements, thousands of people dead and injured. Additionally, thousands of people are waiting for tents, heaters, blankets, diapers, foods etc. We are trying to help as much as possible by collecting donations as community, and knowing that you have a great influence on communities, we need your help,” the streamer tweeted.

One of the most well-known Twitch streamers, HasanAbi, who also happens to be of Turkish ancestry, was one of the main people to answer Jahrein’s plea for assistance. Many people are now homeless as a result of the horrific earthquake, which claimed hundreds of lives. The pair created a Softgiving charity page, and as of this writing, it had received almost $575K in donations.

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Hasan was not the only streamer to respond to Jahrein’s request. Darren “IShowSpeed,” a popular YouTube streamer, also replied: “I WILL HELP AND I AM, WHERE THE LINK.” IShowSpeed also held a livestream and donated $8,500 through the Softgiving website.

A well-known slot streamer named Trainwreckstv sent his sympathies to the families of the deceased and said he would be making a cryptocurrency donation to the cause. “Does anyone know any legitimate humanitarian charities or efforts in turkey or working in turkey that take bitcoin? find me one and I’ll donate 150,000 usd to it – sending my prayers,” he tweeted.

HasanAbi’s fundraising website for earthquake victims suffered a setback when it crashed just as they were approaching the $200K mark. However, the site is back up and running.

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Even if the death toll is increasing by the minute, the online community has undoubtedly risen to the challenge by providing Turkey and the impacted areas with support and aid.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that slammed Turkey and Syria on Monday has left more than 5,200 people dead and tens of thousands injured, according to officials.

Thousands of structures fell in both nations and relief groups are particularly anxious about northwestern Syria, where more than 4 million people were already reliant on humanitarian assistance.
More than 100 aftershocks have occurred in the area, further endangering people and making rescue operations more difficult.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake, one of the biggest to impact the area in more than 100 years, occurred 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles) beneath the surface in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi.