Let us Help the Earthquake Victims Together!




Dear colleagues, dear current and former students!

The border area between Turkey and Syria was rocked by a severe earthquake at dawn on 6 February. The number of victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by a subsequent quake with a magnitude of 7.5 is constantly increasing. At the moment, more than 30 thousand dead have already been identified, but the final number may unfortunately even exceed 50 thousand. It was shocking and painful to see the damage, the devastation that left millions without shelter and livelihoods.

Due to the tragic situation that has arisen, the University of Pécs would also like to express its sympathy and help the survivors, so we have decided to join the call of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Hungary, which would like to help support the victims of the earthquake that struck the Turkish-Syrian border region.

The leadership of the University of Pécs asks its teachers, employees, current and former students to help the victims of the earthquake!

At the invitation of the Turkish Embassy in Budapest, we organized the collection of material donations, which we implement with the involvement of student councils.

We have set up five collection points where donations from the list below are picked up during opening hours. The embassy does not accept used items for donations, please take this into account. What the injured need most are: blankets, blankets, winter tents, sleeping bags, beds, mattresses, pillows, baby food, canned food, dry non-perishable food, diapers, wet wipes, hygiene products. For food items, please make sure that they do NOT contain pork. Further details about the List of Needs »

PTE Donation Spots:

  • PTE EHÖK (Student Council, 4 Vasvári Pál str., 7622 Pécs)
    Mon-Wed: 8 am – 4 pm, Thu: 8 am – 2 pm
  • PTE ÁOK HÖK (Medical School Student Council, 12 Szigeti str., 7624 Pécs, Main building, 2nd floor)
    Mon-Thu: 9 am – 4 pm, Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
  • PTE BTK Szenes Klub (Student Council of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6 Ifjúság str., 7624 Pécs) 
    Mon-Thu: 9 am – 4 pm
  • PTE KPVK Pécs HÖK (Student Council of the Faculty Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development, 1/B. Szántó Kovács János str., 7633 Pécs)
    Mon-Thu: 10 am – 2 pm
  • PTE MIK HÖK (Student Council of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, 2 Boszorkány str. 7624 Pécs, B014. office)
    Mon-Thu: 9 am – 3 pm, Fri: 9 am – 1 pm

In addition to material donations, financial help offers a quick way of help with the restoration work. If you have the opportunity, please help the victims of the earthquake with your donations. This can be done using the account numbers provided below:

The Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Budapest

  • Bank name: MKB Bank Nyrt.
  • Branch address: 38 Váci str., 1056 Budapest, Hungary
  • Account name: The Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Budapest
  • HUF Account No.: 10300002-13308929-00024900
  • HUF IBAN No.: HU82 1030 0002 1330 8929 0002 4900
  • EURO Account No.: 10300002-13308929-00064889
  • EURO IBAN No.: HU86 1030 0002 1330 8929 0006 4889
  • Message: donation (PTE)

The Hungarian Red Cross, a partner of the University of Pécs, is in constant contact with the relevant Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Arab Red Crescent national humanitarian societies. If you wish to make a donation through the Red Cross, you can do so via the following account numbers:

  • IBAN number: HU32 1040 5004 0002 6548 0000 0009
  • Swift code: OKHBHUHB
  • Bank name: K&H Bank Zrt.
  • Bank address: 1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9.
  • Message: Turkish-Syrian earthquake

On behalf of the Turkish Red Crescent and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, we thank you for your donations!