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4. Yearly Meeting of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction is Being Held in Norway 13 November 2013
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(23-25 September 2013) Forth yearly meeting of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) is being made in capital of Norway between the dates of 23-25 September 2013. Head of Strategy Development Department of AFAD H.Halil AFŞARATA, Van Deputy Governor Mehmet ÖZEL, Engineers from AFAD, Özgür Tuna ÖZMEN, Kaan AKLAR and AFAD Assistant Specialist Makbule YALIN attend to the meeting for representing Turkey. The agenda of the meeting is risk reduction works in Europe. Within the scope of the meeting a detailed workshop which is about the preparations of Hyogo Framework for Action 2 Process will hold and Head of Strategy Development Department of AFAD H.Halil AFŞARATA will manage the workshop as moderator. Van Deputy Governor Mehmet ÖZEL will make a presentation about local level risk ...
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Netherlands’ Special Envoy to Syria Visit AFAD 13 November 2013
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(20 September 2013) AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY received Netherlands’ Special Envoy to Syria Dr. Marcel KURPERSHOEK and accompanying delegation on September 20, 2013, Friday. AFAD Head of Response Department Fatih ÖZER also attended to the meeting. Dr. Marcel KURPERSHOEK praised the efforts of Turkey regarding the Syria crisis and said that after seeing the camps in other countries, he realized that the standards of accommodation centres in Turkey are the best ones he has ever seen. Special Envoy also highlighted that the world are completely aware about terrible situation in Syria and iterated that a political solution must be found immediately. A representative of the delegation noted that, Netherlands allocated an emergency fund of 60 million USD primarily for the use in Syrian Crisi...
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Philippines Red Cross is Thankful to Turkey 13 November 2013
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(12 November 2013) Many countries from all corners of the world have extended a hand to Philippines that suffered from Haiyan Typhoon and happened loss of life and property on a large scale. Turkey mobilized immediately, Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY and AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY conveyed humanitarian relief in person and saw Philippines Nation through. On behalf of Philippines Nation who has been faced with most catastrophic disaster of their history, Philippines Red Cross thanked to brothers in Turkey in particular to Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY, AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY and all AFAD personnel and Turkish Red Crescent through official facebook account. Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY and AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY who have been entrusted w...
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Turkey’s Humanitarian Aid Reaches to Philippines 12 November 2013
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(11 - 12 November 2013) Humanitarian aid supplies sent by Turkish Prime Ministry AFAD reached to typhoon-ravaged Philippines. Upon the instructions of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY and AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY flew to Philippines to coordinate Turkey’s relief works on the ground. Turkish humanitarian aid, coordinated by AFAD and prepared by Turkish Red Crescent, consists of 550 tents, 550 food kits and 5125 blankets and was delivered to Philippines Red Cross in Manila. The Chairman of Philippines Red Cross Richard J. GORDON expressed his gratitude to swift aid campaign of Turkey. “Turkey, once a glorious empire, regaining its former power and becomes an influential country in Europe and Middle East. Turkey, showing a great progress in recent years, is also a...
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Prime Minister's Remarks on Typhoon in Philippines 12 November 2013
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(12 November 2013) Prime Minister H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN talked about Haiyan Typhoon that affected Philippines and 14.th anniversary of Düzce earthquake that happened on the date of 12 November 1999. Prime Minister H.E. ERDOĞAN who expressed his condolence to Philippines Head of State Benigno AQUINO and Philippine Nation, had put Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY and AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY for the purpose of delivering humanitarian relief to disaster area. Prime Minister H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN mentioned incidents in Philippines and 14.th anniversary of Düzce earthquake in his speech at Grand National Assembly of Turkey Caucus on the date of 12 November 2013, Tuesday. Important points of Prime Minister H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN’s speech: “There is a disaster of epic pr...
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AFAD’s President in Philippines with Deputy Prime Minister 11 November 2013
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(10 November 2013) There is a great number of loss of life and property owing to Haiyan Typhoon that affected center of Philippines on the dates of 8 – 9 November 2013. According to the information received from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 4.3 million people have been affected by typhoon, approximately 330.000 people became homeless, especially in Tacloban % 90 of buildings were damaged and potable water, food and electricity shortage has arised in Philippines. Haiyan Typhoon that has started in Pacific Ocean on the date of 5 November 2013, has been effective in Philippines on the date of 8 – 9 November and because of typhoon which it’s speed reached 235 km/h, thousand of people have been evacuated. Although death of 10.000 people has ap...
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Committee of World Bank was in AFAD 06 November 2013
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(01 November 2013) World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCH and her concomitant committee visited AFAD. World Bank’s Turkey Director Martin RAISER, Urban Development Senior Specialist Elif AYHAN, Operation Officer Mustafa Ugur ALVER, Representative of Undersecretariat of Treasury, Kerem DÖNMEZ accompanied Laura TUCK who performed her first official visit after taking her new position. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY hosted the committee in his office on the date of 1 November 2013. Within the scope of mutually consultations World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCK said that, Turkey has showed a marked improvement in disaster management and realized many projects, which one of them can be a successful example for other countries and Pre...
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Bangladesh Disaster Management Minister Visit AFAD 06 November 2013
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(17 September 2013) AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY received Bangladesh Disaster Management and Relief Honourable Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood ALI and accompanying delegation who visited AFAD on September 17, Tuesday. AFAD Head of Response Department Fatih ÖZER and WFP representatives have also attended to the meeting. Fatih ÖZER briefed the delegation on works, projects, services, biometric registration system, AFAD Card and projects in progress regarding Syrians inside and outside of the Temporary Accommodation Centres built in Turkey. Bangladeshi delegation visited AFAD to learn more on AFAD’s structure, operations, tasks and responsibilities. Bangladesh Disaster Management and Relief Honourable Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood ALI, highlighted that, Bangladesh is hosting the Muslim refugees...
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Deputy Minister of Japan in AFAD 06 November 2013
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(16 September 2013) Japan Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism Shimpei MATSUSHITA and accompanying delegation visited AFAD and met with AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY on 16 September 2013, Monday. The meeting was held for developing the disaster management capacity between Turkey and Japan and improving cooperation thereof. In addition to AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY and Deputy Minister MATSUSHITA, AFAD’s Deputy President M. Sinan YILDIZ, Head of Planning and Mitigation Department M. Akif DANACI, Head of Earthquake Department Dr. Murat NURLU and Head of Strategy Development Department Halil AFŞARATA also participated in meeting. Memorandum For Improving Cooperation In Disaster Management MATSUSHITA mentioned that on the scope of memorandum workshops, mee...
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President of AFAD, Dr.Fuat OKTAY Made a Speech in Wilton Park Conference Which Was Held in Istanbul 24 October 2013
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(21 October 2013) President of AFAD, Dr.Fuat OKTAY made a speech in a conference which was organized by globally known think tank Wilton Park in Istanbul to develop new strategic dialogues and associations and meet rising global actors as part of developing humanitarian aid. Wilton Park’s Istanbul Conference which is supported by Turkey, United Kingdom, Norway, Indonesia will continue during three days. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to first session with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter MAURER and United Nations Koweit Humanitarian Chief, Abdullah AL-MATOUQ. The future of humanitarian aid, disaster vulnerability, encountered difficulties about humanitarian aid response management were argued at the session. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY...
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