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Turkish PM Yıldırım Attends Vehicle Delivery Ceremony at AFAD 19 January 2018
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Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım attended a vehicle delivery ceremony at the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) in capital Ankara. 80 off-road and 11 Mobile Decontamination vehicles were delivered to AFAD provincial directorates at the ceremony today.
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AFAD Head Güllüoğlu visits Idlib 16 January 2018
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AFAD Head Güllüoğlu visits Idlib In order to closely monitor humanitarian activities, the head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Director General of the Turkish Red Crescent visited a refugee camp in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.
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Bangladesh's Disaster and Relief Minister: “Turkey is there wherever people are having trouble” 22 November 2017
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Turkey will build 5,000 more prefabricated homes for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an increase from the previously promised 20,000 homes, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Tuesday. “Turkey had promised to build 20,000 prefabricated homes for 100,000 people. We decided to increase this to 25,000, so we will be able to serve almost 125,000 people,” Recep Akdag said in a meeting with Bangladesh's Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury in Ankara.
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AFAD distributes aid to 250 quake-hit families in Iraq 14 November 2017
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Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) distributes tents, blankets and food to 250 families in Iraq’s northern province of Sulaymaniyah. Dr. Mehmet Gulluoglu, head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), along with other officials distributed tents, blankets and food to 250 families in Bamo village in Halabja district.
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35 Somalis injured in Mogadishu blast arrive in Turkey 17 October 2017
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A huge blast at busy road junction in Mogadishu, killed at least 276 people, wounded more than 300 others. Turkey's deputy prime minister Mr. Recep Akdag has announced that 35 Somalis, including three children, who got injured in Saturday’s truck bombing in capital Mogadishu, arrived in Turkish capital Ankara late Monday.
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International Day for Disaster Reduction marked by special events at AFAD 13 October 2017
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Primary school children joined special events at AFAD HQ on the occasion of the 13th October International Day for Disaster Reduction. In line with the Sendai Framework and Sendai Seven Campaign, this year’s theme focuses on "Home Safe Home” Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement", reflected from the Sendai Framework Target B: Substantially reduce the number of people affected globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100,000 in the decade 2020-2030 compared to the period of 2005-2015.
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Turkish deputy PM Mr. Recep Akdağ visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh 28 September 2017
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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Recep Akdag distributed aid among Rohingya Muslims during his visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh on Wednesday. Mr. Akdag visited the camp along with his wife Ms. Seyma Akdag, Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) head Mr. Mehmet Gulluoglu, and Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mr. Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya after landing in capital Dhaka.
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Turkey launches nationwide aid campaign for Rohingya 19 September 2017
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Several aid agencies, including Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkish Red Crescent and Diyanet Foundation are involved in campaign. Several aid agencies, including Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkish Red Crescent and Diyanet Foundation are involved in campaign.
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Turkish Humanitarian Aid Ship Sets Sail For Yemen 10 July 2017
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#BeTheHope, the Turkish humanitarian aid ship which left the port of İskenderun yesterday, is carrying flour, medicine, relief supplies and mobile hospitals for the conflict-ridden Yemen. A ship carrying humanitarian aid worth $8.5 million departed for Yemen with the support and contributions of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), The Ministry of Health, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and Turkish Red Crescent from a southern Turkish port yesterday.
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International Journalists Visit Syrian Camps in Turkey 10 July 2017
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A total of 60 journalists from 32 countries visit Turkey, which has the largest refugee population in the World A group of international journalists visited an AFAD camp in Turkey, a country that hosts more than 3 million refugees. A total of 60 journalists from 32 countries are visiting Turkey in the sponsorship of Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information (BYEGM) and Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
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