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NASW stands in solidarity with Social Workers responding to crisis in Türkiye and Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and NASW are deeply saddened by the unimaginable toll caused by the earthquakes in the Kahramanmaraş province, and the resulting loss of life, injuries, and very significant damages in and around southeastern Türkiye and neighboring Syria.  The entire global social work  community are shocked and deeply pained by the large number of human casualties and lives lost, property destroyed, and livelihoods wiped out. 
During this moment, we send our sincere condolences to the grieving families and affected communities.  We stand in solidarity with the social workers around the globe responding to this calamity, and the emergency response teams on the ground, working hard to support the recovery efforts and address social service needs.  We stand ready to assist with the International Federation of Social Workers and other professional organizations to recognize the important role of social workers and offer them support, in line with our professional charters, to help mitigate the effects of this disaster. 

NASW is providing a link from IFSW that includes more information. 

In solidarity we stand,

Chair NASW International Committee Stephanie Asare Nti, LCSW-C 
NASW President Dr Mildred C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, BSW, LCSW 
NASW CEO Dr. Anthony Estreet,Ph.D., LCSW-C, LCADC

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.