Turkey’s Humanitarian Aid in Afrin - Report No: 2 (05.04.2018) 05 April 2018
Since January 29, the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Turkish Red Crescent and other Turkish NGOs have provided humanitarian aid to the people living in 170 different locations of Afrin.
In the framework of Operation Olive Branch which was launched on January 20, Turkey has delivered humanitarian aid in the areas that were liberated from terrorist groups under the coordination of AFAD. On 18 March, Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, backed by Turkey's special forces, cleared the center of Afrin from the terrorist elements. Thereafter, Turkish humanitarian agencies also started to provide humanitarian aid to civilians living in Afrin city center.
Since 29 January, 309,605 civilians have benefited from humanitarian aid that has been distributed by Turkish humanitarian agencies including 30,881 food packages, each enough to sustain a family for a month, 155,200 hot meals, 4682 kg of vegetables and 27,233 bottles of water (0.5, 1.5 and 5 liters) in Afrin. Moreover, Turkish humanitarian agencies have sustained urgent needs of civilians by providing 213.5 tons of flour, 29,734 core relief items including matrasses, blankets, hygiene kits, clothes, packages of diapers for children/elderly/disabled and 8,569 non-food items. In addition, 633,077 bundles of bread have been delivered to the people in Afrin.
Refugee returns to Afrin are expected when the area is fully secured from all terrorist groups. Moreover, Turkish Army Forces has been still working to clear area from landmines and explosives that terrorist groups left. When the protection of the area is sustained, Turkey will also provide aid to improve infrastructure in the area in order to enhance conditions for residents and returnees.
Operation Olive Branch is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter and with full respect to Syria's territorial integrity.
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
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
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
Escaping New Wave of Violence, Syrian Refugees March to Turkish Border Regime assaults and airstrikes in Northwestern Syria trigger new refugee wave as Turkey welcomes more than 3600 refugees. Hatay, 1 February 2016 – Russian airstrikes and regime attacks against the Yamadi refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border displaced thousands of predominantly Turkmen families, the first of whom entered Turkey on 29 January. Within four days, the number of arrivals reached 3648.Escaping New Wave of Violence, Syrian Refugees March to Turkish Border
(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