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.
AFAD President M. Halis Bilden drew attention to the plight of Syrian refugees at the Habitat III: The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador. Quito-Ecuador / Disaster and Emergency Management Authority – AFAD President Mehmet Halis Bilden made a speech at the “Leave No One Behind: Urban Inclusion and Prosperity” High-Level Roundtable during the Habitat III Conference which is taking place in the capital of Ecuador. 500 participants attended to the high-level roundtable.AFAD President M. Halis Bilden Speaks At HABITAT III Conference
(17 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY went to Dominican Republic to attend the Third International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative. Hopefor Initiative actualised in 2011 in consequence of joint attempt of Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar and with the support of United Nations. The first International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative performed in Qatar in 2011, the second Conference hosted by Turkey under the coordination of AFAD performed in 2012 in Antalya. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY will make speech in the conference which will be held between the dates of 18-20 November 2013. Turkey’s international humanitarian assistance works, developed strategy and model by Turkey about humani...AFAD's President in Dominic with Deputy Prime Minister
AFAD Chief, UN High Commissioner Visit Gaziantep AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay joins newly-appointed UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi on his first official visit to Turkey Gaziantep, 15 January 2016 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay received UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at Nizip-II Temporary Housing Center in Gaziantep, Turkey.AFAD Chief, UN High Commissioner Visit Gaziantep
(29 August 2013) Humanitarian Aid Trends Panel held in II. International Disaster Management Expo in Istanbul to discuss the latest innovations in the world relating humanitarian trends. AFAD Head of Information Technologies and Communication Department Yusuf UZUNAY made the opening speech and moderated the panel in which the founder of Al-Khair Foundation Imam Qasım Rashid AHMED, US Red Cross CEO Maria WHITE and Bangladesh Red Crescent Secretary-General Mozhorul HUQ participated. Yusuf UZUNAY briefed the attendees on Turkey’s humanitarian aid missions in Somali and Myanmar at the beginning of his speech. He continued by highlighting the high standards Turkey achieved on population movement from Syria to Turkey. UZUNAY underlined that Turkey does not provide only basic humanitarian needs ...Humanitarian Aid Trends Panel Held in IDME Expo
AFAD Chief Meets UN Assistant Secretary-General AFAD Chief meets with UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss humanitarian challenges, World Humanitarian Summit. Ankara, 3 December 2015 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay received Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang to discuss the humanitarian challenges in Syria and Iraq as well as the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, which will take place in Istanbul. UN resident coordinator Kamal Malhotra and OCHA representatives were also present at the meeting.AFAD Chief Meets UN Assistant Secretary-General
PRESS DELEGATION BRIEFED ON HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS A delegation of Turkic journalists visited AFAD's Ankara headquarters to attend a briefing on humanitarian assistance, future projects. Ankara, 23 February 2015 – A group of 18 journalists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Macedonia, Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Khakassia and Tatarstan visited the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Monday to receive information on Turkey's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East and the organization's future projects.Press Delegation Briefed on Humanitarian Operations
Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Yemen Djibouti, 18 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) will ship 2400 food boxes to the people of Yemen, where violent clashes and internal strifes led to major humanitarian consequences. The materials have an estimated market value of $150,000.Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Yemen