In the wake of Syria's devastating earthquake, the University of Pennsylvania is stepping up its efforts to help those in need.
The school's Center for High Impact Philanthropy has set up a donation page for Syrian refugees, as well as one for Turkey, where the quake killed more than 41,000 and left hundreds of thousands without shelter, USA Today reports.
"It's an incredibly difficult situation," Jonathan Bar, director of emergency preparedness at Penn Medicine, tells USA Today.
"They're facing significant challenges: the weather, infrastructure, geopolitical considerations.
Beyond that, 'it's a natural disaster on top of a manmade crisis, a conflict that had already led to the displacement of many people,'" says Kat Rosqueta, founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.
Penn students, staff, and faculty can also donate to the cause via the school's website. Read the Entire Article
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