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Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

The Most Generous Country in the World: Turkey 21 June 2017

According to the 2017 Global Humanitarian Aid Report, Turkey is the 2nd largest contributor to humanitarian relief and “the most generous country” in the world.

Development Initiatives, a U.K.-based platform monitoring humanitarian aid across the world, released a report today, announcing Turkey as the country that gives most to people in need compared to its gross national income. The latest report also shows Turkey as the second largest humanitarian donor in the world.

Turkey's humanitarian assistance reached $6 billion from $3.2 billion in 2015 and the country's increased international aid efforts granted it the second place for the second consecutive year in the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report. Turkey gave the most humanitarian assistance as a percentage of gross national income at 0.75 percent the report shows, and it was followed by UAE and Luxembourg at 0.18 and 0.15 percent respectively.

The report shows the international humanitarian assistance in total reached $27.3 billion last year from $25.7 billion in 2015. Turkey's humanitarian assistance makes up 22 percent of the total aid.

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report also shows Turkey's assistance to Syrian refugees made it the donor contributing the second largest amount last year. The United Kingdom and other countries in Europe follow the two as top donors in 2015.

Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) and The Turkish Red Crescent the spearhead Turkey's aid efforts both within the country and in more than 140 countries.

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