Some of the leading steelmakers, including ArcelorMittal, NLMK & thyssenkrupp, have announced aid for the victims of catastrophic earthquake in Turkey & Syria on 6 & 7 February ArcelorMittal has donated USD 5 million to support emergency humanitarian relief efforts underway in Turkey and Syria. The donation will be split equally between the Disasters Emergency Committee and Médecins Sans Frontières. The DEC is an umbrella group of 15 leading aid charities that coordinates and launches collective appeals to raise funds to provide emergency aid and rapid relief to people caught up in disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. Médecins Sans Frontières, which translates to Doctors Without Borders, provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. MSF’s teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff. The Executive Board and employees of Dortmund Germany based thyssenkrupp nucera is making a short-term donation of EUR 10,000 to Aktion Deutschland hilft to support the earthquake victims and rescue work in Turkey and Syria. The German aid alliance is an association of German aid organizations with the aim of providing the victims with the help they need quickly and un bureaucratically. In addition, thyssenkrupp nucera employees at the Dortmund site can take up to five days of special leave to volunteer for a recognized national or international aid organization. The donation forms another aid cornerstone of the thyssenkrupp fundraising campaign. Together the group is thus supporting the aid alliance Aktion Deutschland hilft with an immediate donation of EUR 55,000 Euro. Russian steelmaker NLMK has also announced that it will provide humanitarian aid to survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey, where the company operates a trading division, NLMK Turkey. The Group will procure essential supplies and food for the victims. The aid will include tents, space heaters, blankets, lighting devices, batteries, shoes, protective clothing, baby formula, food packages and hygiene kits.