Emergency Help for the Earthquake Victims in the Old City of Aleppo

Following the news directly from the community on the ground of the extent of destruction and severity caused by the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday the 6th of February 2023, it is now urgent to help families who live in historic buildings that are showing signs of structural instability and are at risk of collapsing. These houses need to be stabilised as quickly as possible to allow the residents to stay in their homes! Eventually temporary alternatives need to be provided. We can help the people in Aleppo directly! You can find more information in this article.

A Syrian colleague of the Syrian Heritage Archive Projects (SHAP), which our association “Friends of the Museum for Islamic Art e.V.” has been supporting for the past 10 years now, is travelling to Aleppo in the next weeks to report on the situation and assist in immediate help possible through direct contacts established already in Aleppo over the course of the project.

Your help is deeply needed. We can save people’s homes, and dignity, if we act quickly enough. Your donation will reach directly the tailored help needed for the most endangered historical houses.  Construction workers, with the supervision of the responsible consulting structural engineer, will be commissioned to actively support the families of the most severely affected houses in consolidation works. 

Emergency aid is urgently needed in response to this humanitarian crisis! We will inform you about the activities and measures that will take place on the ground.

Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.
IBAN: DE74100400000125849000
Commerzbank AG Berlin
Intended purpose: Aid Aleppo

Direct donations

The association Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V., on the basis of its nonprofit activity per the Notice of Exemption (November 16, 2022) issued by the competent tax authorities (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I in Berlin), tax no. 27/655/53633, for the most recent assessment period, is exempt from corporate tax according to Section 5, Paragraph 1, No. 9 of the German Corporate Tax Act and from commercial tax according to Section 3, No. 6 of the German Trade Tax Act.

To minimize costs for nonprofit organizations, the rule governing to the issuing of donation receipts for small donations of less than 300 euros outlined in Section 50, Paragraph 2 of the German Income Tax Enforcement Order is hereby applied (simplified donation receipt: bank statement, deposit slip).

We will be happy to issue you a donation receipt. Please send us an email to or include your mailing address in the reference section when making a bank transfer.

Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.
IBAN: DE74100400000125849000
Bank: Commerzbank AG Berlin



Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.
c/o Museum für Islamische Kunst
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10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 26642 5201