Turkey’s Humanitarian Aid Reaches to Philippines 12 November 2013
(11 - 12 November 2013)
Humanitarian aid supplies sent by Turkish Prime Ministry AFAD reached to typhoon-ravaged Philippines.
Upon the instructions of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY and AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY flew to Philippines to coordinate Turkey’s relief works on the ground.
Turkish humanitarian aid, coordinated by AFAD and prepared by Turkish Red Crescent, consists of 550 tents, 550 food kits and 5125 blankets and was delivered to Philippines Red Cross in Manila. The Chairman of Philippines Red Cross Richard J. GORDON expressed his gratitude to swift aid campaign of Turkey. “Turkey, once a glorious empire, regaining its former power and becomes an influential country in Europe and Middle East. Turkey, showing a great progress in recent years, is also a great example for us. We express our gratitude to this country, for mobilizing its efforts to help us from thousands of miles away.” he said.
Turkish Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY and AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY made observations in the affected area and briefed by Philippines Red Cross Secreteary-General Gwendolyn PANG on latest developments.
Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY met with Philippines Vice-President Jejomar BINAY and reiterated the Turkish relief efforts to Philippines will continue, under the coordination of AFAD. Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY and AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY will also held bilateral meetings with UN USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie AMOS and other high-level representatives to widen and enhance relief efforts within the shortest time.
Haiyan Typhoon which struck Philippines on November 8 estimated to affect 11.3 million people and leave 670 thousand people displaced. Many buildings are seriously damaged and power lines are damaged badly.
(18 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY have started their contacts in Dominican Republic within the scope of HOPEFOR Initiative which Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar have attended and supported by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to provide “Global Fast Response Capability” and to strengthen coordination of civil military cooperation at national level. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY negotiated with President of Dominican Republic H.E. Danilo MEDINA and Acting Foreign Minister of Dominican Republic Manuel TRULLOIS. The negotiation which Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY, President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY and Acting Foreign Minister of Dominican Republ...Deputy Prime Minister’s Contacts of Dominican Republic
(26 September 2013) Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to a meeting which was held under the presidency of Deputy Prime Minister H.E Bekir BOZDAĞ in the building of Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities. Somalian Prime Minister Abdi Farah SHIRDON emphasised that, Prime Minister of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN is the first international leader who had visited Somalia after 22 years and thanked Turkish Government and Turkish People about humanitarian aids which have sent for 2 years. Somalian Prime Minister also condoled for special operation police who was martyred caused by an attack in Turkish Embassy in Somalia and censured the attack and said “There is a country in the world which has helped us. This country is Turkey which has bestowed hand on us. That...Director General of AFAD was in a Meeting with Somalian Committee
(January 14, 2014) Prime Ministry AFAD continues to its works to register the large number of Syrians outside the camps. In this context, 3,000 Syrians who had to flee due to the civil war in their countries and found refuge in Turkey received much needed humanitarian relief supplies. Coordinated by AFAD, humanitarian relief supplies consisting of electrical radiator, blankets, beds and sanitary products were distributed to Syrians residing mostly outside the camps in Akcakale and Ceylanli neighbourhoods with the cooperation of Red Crescent and Akcakale District Governorship. Mecbil Navi HALIL thanked to Turkey, AFAD and Turkish people for their generous aid: “I thank to AFAD for not forgetting us, to Turkish people and Prime Minister Erdogan. May God bless you all!” Syrians, after receiv...AFAD Provides Aid For Syrians Outside The Camps
Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım attended a vehicle delivery ceremony at the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) in capital Ankara. 80 off-road and 11 Mobile Decontamination vehicles were delivered to AFAD provincial directorates at the ceremony today.Turkish PM Yıldırım Attends Vehicle Delivery Ceremony at AFAD
Disaster and Emergency Management Authority says tents to accommodate 1,000 people have so far been set up in the city. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has been carrying out humanitarian work in the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus since it was liberated from Daesh, a senior representative of the organization has said.AFAD brings relief to Jarabulus city
AFAD Hosts Iraqi Turkmen Leader “Our children will be proud of us,” AFAD Chief tells Iraqi Turkmen Front presidentErşad Salihi Ankara, 21 October 2015– AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay received Iraqi Turkmen leader Erşad Salihi at AFAD’s Ankara headquarters to discuss humanitarian challenges across Turkey’s southern border and reiterate the Turkish government’s support for war-torn communities in the region.AFAD Hosts Iraqi Turkmen Leader