Turkey Stands By Rakhine People 29 December 2016
Turkey continue to provide humanitarian aid to people of Rakhine State in Myanmar.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency teams distributed food aid worth $500 thousand to the people in need in Rakhine state of Myanmar.
Turkey’s total humanitarian aid, under the coordination of AFAD, to Myanmar since 2012 increased to $3.7 million.
80 students who have been visiting Turkey as a part of an activity organized by the TÜRKEN Foundation founded by Turkish citizens living in the US paid a visit to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu briefed the guests about disaster management system in Turkey, structure and capacity of AFAD, disaster response and humanitarian aid activities during his speech. Güllüoğlu also mentioned Turkey’s humanitarian aid operations throughout the Syrian crisis.AFAD hosts 80 Students from TÜRKEN Foundation
Visiting our center, students from the Turkish Youth Foundation Young Diplomat Academy received information from the Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu about the domestic and international activities of AFAD.Young Diplomat Academy students visit AFAD
Turkey delivered 2.500 food baskets to Afghanistan’s Cevizcan region under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). AFAD Humanitarian Aid Team in Afghanistan held a series of meetings with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to pinpoint those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan. The AFAD Team that completed its need analysis on August 12, 2018 started to distribute aid in the region.Following Herat, AFAD Offers Helping Hand to Afghanis in Cevizcan
A delegation of Turkish deputies and officials from the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) recently visited camps in Bangladesh housing Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar’s Arakan province. Many Turkish deputies, including AK Party Konya Deputy Hüsnüye Erdoğan, Tekirdağ Deputy Ayşe Doğan, Nevşehir Deputy Mustafa Açıkgöz, Hatay Deputy Hacı Bayram Türkoğlu and Kayseri Deputy İsmail Tamer as well as the Head of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu and AFAD Vice President İsmail Palakoğlu took part in the visit to Cox’s Bazar.Turkish Deputies and AFAD Officials Visit Arakanese Muslims
Disaster and Emergency Management Authority and Turkey's Red Crescent distributed hot meals to civilians in Syria's Afrin, which was liberated during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, the head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), and Ibrahim Altan, head of the Turkish Red Crescent Society, also took part during the distribution of meals in villages of Diwan Al Fawqani and Deir Ballut.Turkish aid agencies distribute food to Afrin civilians