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Dr. Mehmet Öz Meets Syrian Children 12 July 2018
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Renowned Turkish surgeons Dr. Mehmet Öz and Dr. Halit Yerebakan visited the Nizip Container City as a part of an activity organized by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Öz and Yerebakan received a briefing from Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and other officials in Nizip in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border and visited the hospital of the container city.
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Disaster Risk Reduction 8th Asian Ministers Conference held in Ulaanbaatar this year 05 July 2018
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Disaster Risk Reduction Conference is in progress in the Ulaanbaatar city of Mongolia with the participation of Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu. The Conference aims at discussing the level countries have reached in reducing the risk of disasters at the national and regional level after UN members 187 signed Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Document prepared as an outcome of World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference held in 2015 with the participation of 50 Asian countries.
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President of Religious Affairs Erbaş receives Disaster Training 29 June 2018
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President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş visited the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) training center and received Basic Disaster Awareness Training from expert trainers. Prof. Dr. Erbaş, Vice Presidents of Diyanet and some bureaucrats participated in the “Basic Disaster Awareness Training” and experienced a 20 second long earthquake simulation measuring 6 on the Richter scale.
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We Did Not Abandon the Iraqi Turkmens 14 June 2018
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Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has donated food baskets to the Iraqi Turkmen Families in Erbil who have been forced out of their homes and who need help. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu met with Turkmen families who were forced to immigrate to Erbil after ISIS attacks that began in 2014. AFAD has reached out to a total of 87,100 people in need of aid with its recent food basket donations during Ramadan.
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AFAD Opens Iftar with Orphans 12 June 2018
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Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) gave an Iftar dinner for Syrian orphans living in the Çobanbey district of the Euphrates Shield region. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and a delegation accompanying him along with members of civil society organizations active in the Euphrates Shield region attended the İftar dinner organized for Syrian orphans. Stationary and toys were distributed to children after dinner.
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UAVs Will Save Lives during Disasters 12 June 2018
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UAVs Will Save Lives during Disasters Within the framework of cooperation between the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Police Department, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will swiftly take images during the times of rescue, debris search, landslides, earthquakes and similar crisis.
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Asia Leadership Centre visits AFAD 05 June 2018
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Asian Leadership Centre aiming at assisting talented individuals having the potential of being ethical leaders facing political, economic and social hardships in Asia paid a visit to AFAD. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu received the Asian Leadership Centre delegation headed by Samuel Hungsoo Kim and gave information about humanitarian diplomacy carried out by AFAD, its role in foreign policy and services offered to Syrian refugees.
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Marmara Region Consultation Meeting Held in Bursa 02 June 2018
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Seven Region Seven Consulation Meetings program mainly focusing on recent activities and projects are in progress. Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) delegation headed by Deputy Head of AFAD Hamza Taşdelen met with regional AFAD directors of the Marmara region and discussed recent activities and planned activities.
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Aegean Region Consultation Meeting Held in İzmir 01 June 2018
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Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu met with the AFAD regional directors of the Aegean region within the framework of Seven Region, Seven Consultation Meetings Project. The needs, upcoming activities and planned projects were discussed during the meeting.
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Southeastern Anatolia Consultation Meeting Held in Diyarbakır 31 May 2018
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Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu met with the AFAD regional directors of Southeastern Anatolia region at a consultation meeting held in Diyarbakır. The meeting organized to evaluate the recent and upcoming projects in the region began with an Iftar dinner participated by AFAD regional directors and staff. The consultation meeting will continue with the Southeastern Anatolia Regional Iftar Dinner that will be held together today in Erzurum.
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