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Turkey to Instruct Nine European Nations on Refugee Management 16 November 2015

Turkey to Instruct Nine European Nations on Refugee Management

Upon the request of nine European nations at the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s 31stRegional Summit, AFAD will train experts on the management of temporary housing centers.

Ankara, 5 November 2015 -- At the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s (DPPI-SEE) Sarajevo Summit, member states focused on the most recent influx of refugees into Europe and discussed the possibility of cooperation with Turkey on the management of mass population movements. Recalling the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s (AFAD) successful humanitarian relief operation over the past five years, nine governments called on AFAD experts to train their counterparts on the management of temporary housing centers.

The training sessions will take place in 2016.

BACKGROUND

Q: What is DPPI-SEE?

A: The Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative of Southeastern Europe was established by the governments of Turkey, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia in 2000 to promote regional cooperation against disasters. Every year, the member states convene twice to analyze the organization’s performance and share their experiences with national representatives.

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