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Earthquake Exercise at the School Which Is To Be Demolished 12 November 2018
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An earthquake exercise was planned at a school building which will be demolished as it is not resistant to earthquakes under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority in Sivas. Based on the scenario of the exercise staged at the Ahmet Eyce High School, an earthquake measuring 6.5 was simulated. The epicenter of the earthquake was the Ekincioğlu village located on the Altınyayla Deliler Faultline.
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Bosnians Share Their Meat with Syrians 12 November 2018
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The generous people of Bosnia Herzegovina shared the meats donated during Aid-al-Adha with war victim of Syrian as they have done so the last five years. 100 tons of meat collected by the Bosnia Herzegovina based Merhamet (Mercy) Foundation during Aid-al-Adha was shipped from Kilis to Syria after a ceremony participated by Bosnia Herzegovina Ambassador to Ankara Bakir Sadovic, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) personnel, Turkish Red Crescent delegation and members of the Mercy Foundation.
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Disaster Risk Reduction Cooperation with Kosovo 12 November 2018
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A delegation from the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) headed by Deputy Head of AFAD Hamza Taşdelen paid a working visit to Kosovo between November 5 and 9 to share experiences in disaster risk reduction activities and asses possible cooperation opportunities between Turkey and Kosovo. The AFAD delegation observed activities carried out by the Kosovo Disaster Management Agency and discussed cooperation possibilities about disaster management and disaster risk reduction.
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Two Ministries Join Forces for Disaster Training Cooperation 01 November 2018
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Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk, signed an “Information Exchange Protocol” and “Cooperation Protocol Concerning Disaster and Emergency Training Services” at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Interior Affairs Conference Hall.
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Donations Used to Build Homes for Oppressed People 01 November 2018
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Donations collected as a part of Stand With Rohingya aid campaign were used to build 1592 bamboo houses for Rohingya refugees. Religious discrimination and systematic massacre of Muslims reached terrifying dimensions on August 25, 2017 and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims had to escape to Bangladesh.
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Simulation Truck Reaches Out to Kocaeli Youth 01 November 2018
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Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Earthquake Simulation Trucks developed with the belief that “Learning Through Experience” is the best education, continue to tour Turkey to prepare the country against disasters. This time, AFAD’s Simulation Truck visited the Kocaeli Youth Festival to provide information about disasters.
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Civil Defense Cooperation with Palestine 30 October 2018
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Visiting Ankara to hold high level official talks, Palestine's Foreign Minister Raid Malki met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Before this meeting, Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Commander of the Palestine Civil Defense Agency General Youssef Nassar signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Civil Defense
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CBRN Exercise in Afyonkarahisar 30 October 2018
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A well-attended exercise was carried out based on a Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) contamination scenario staged in Afyonkarahisar with the cooperation of Afyonkarahisar Provincial Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate and Provincial Health Directorate.
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Night Emergency Exercise in Gaziantep 30 October 2018
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Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) branch in Gaziantep has participated in a night exercise organized by, Gaziantep-Oğuzeli Airport Directorate with the attendance of 7 offices and agencies. Search and rescue teams intervened in an aircraft crash according to the exercise scenario.
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7th Anniversary of the Van Earthquake 30 October 2018
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“Regional Level Desk and Field Exercise” was held on the occasion of anniversary of earthquake that took place in Van on October, 2011. According to the scenario of the exercise held on the occasion of anniversary of earthquake, an injured citizen and another person who were trapped under the debris of a collapsed building were rescued and measures were taken against gas leakage.
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