Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Choosing Love for the victims with Josie Naughton

A month ago, in the night of 6th February, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and north-west Syria, affecting the lives of millions of people. It was followed by a second quake of 7.5 magnitude. So far, the death toll has exceeded 50,000 with 116,000 injured and millions who have been made homeless.


Thousands of aftershocks and two more recent quakes have left many people fearing to go back inside buildings: they sleep in tents or out of doors. Aid has come from all over the world - including £4.8 million from the organisation, Choose Love. This charity, established in 2015 to support refugees and displaced people fleeing from war or persecution, has grown to be an international aid organisation that also funds first responders and other help agencies in an emergency, like an earthquake. At first they supported 29 different local agencies that responded quickly to the emergency. Now they are focusing on getting everyone into temporary housing, seeing they have food and clothing, and helping those injured in the quakes to recover as much as possible.


Attika engages with Josie Naughton, co-founder and CEO of Choose Love and one of the masterminds behind this amazing charity. Selfless, determined and passionate, Josie and the work of Choose Love, in supporting the people of Turkey and Syria, symbolise the type of love we want to explore in this season: “We need more love and compassion, as we aim to become more humanised, especially at times like this,” says Attika.


They talk about the creation of Choose Love, its mission and the vision of its founders, and we get to know more about the remarkable woman who has devoted so much of her time and energy to making Choose Love what it is today. In fact as we celebrate International Women's Day on 8th of March, it is an appropriate time to listen to such a woman of vision.


If you'd like to help Choose Love in supporting the agencies on the frontline in places like Turkey and Syria - feel free to donate using this link: https://donate.chooselove.org/


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