Earthquake Relief Bundle

There's a Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Bundle Humble Bundle to help raise funds for the humanitarian crisis caused by the disaster. Word is: "To lend a hand how we can, we’ve joined forces with game makers & book publishers for a bundle 100% dedicated to supporting Türkiye-Syria quake relief efforts." Here's more:

The Türkiye-Syria earthquake relief bundle features over 70 items worth over $1,000, including:

  • Gotham Knights, the 2022 open-world action-RPG featuring Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin; cyberpunk slasher Ghostrunner; epic RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition; sci-fi strategy hit XCOM 2; action-packed heist game PAYDAY 2; and acclaimed sim Euro Truck Simulator 2.
  • All 10 current digital volumes of Image Comics’ Eisner Award-winning series Saga, plus the Starfinder tabletop RPG from Paizo.

100% of the proceeds will go to Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children in support of their ongoing Türkiye-Syria quake relief efforts.

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Darks wrote on Mar 1, 2023, 20:17:
Not to sound insensitive, but would anyone of these countries ever come to our aid if we had a major catastrophe? I'm thinking No!

This isn't about "countries" coming to each other's aid. This is about NGOs helping the people in need in these respective countries (Turkey and Syria).

Let me quote from the Humble page...

This bundle supports Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children.

^ These are NGOs which are directly involved in humanitarian aid in the territories affected by the quakes. It's not support for Turkey or Syria and their asshole leaders. It's support for the people.

And if one day the cap blows off of Yellowstone killing hundreds of thousands of Murricans, well, who knows? Maybe Turkish or Syrian NGOs (like the Turkish Red Crescent who have been involved in 78 international disaster relief efforts according to their website) would actually offer help to God's country.
As far as Turkey is concerned, they would maybe even offer aid from the government directly (at least as a symbolic diplomatic gesture). Syria would not, of course.

It seems a bit petty to me to hate on Humble for their supposedly shitty decision to support the "wrong" charity efforts but I hope you do at least realize that this is not (directly) your glorious country coughing up billions to support undeserving shithole countries.
Yes, Humble is a US-based entity belonging to ZiffDavis headquartered in NYC, USA but they are selling to an international audience. While Direct Relief and the International Medical Corps are also US-based, Save the Children is a UK-based NGO.

So, if it is of any consolation: While an American company (Humble) is collecting the money, definitely not all of the money is coming from Americans and not all of it is going to American NGOs.
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