AKUT is a volunteer, non-governmental organization dedicated to searching, assisting and rescuing all who require aid within its authority and means, in mountain or other nature-related accidents, natural disasters and all other emergency conditions in Turkey.

AKUT received a grant from the Bain Capital Relief Fund in August 2021 as they were responding to the unprecedented wildfire season in Turkey. AKUT volunteers coordinated on the ground disaster relief, evacuating people in harm’s way, saving wildlife and domestic animals being displaced by the fire, and actively fighting the wildfires. They also disbursed personal protective equipment to wildfire fighters, volunteers, and civilians. Click here to learn more about AKUT. Follow their rescue mission on Twitter.