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Delegation of EU to Turkey visited AFAD 05 June 2013
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(April 10, 2013) Delegation of European Union to Turkey Head of Operations Wolfgang SCHLAEGER with accompanying delegation visited AFAD and met AFAD’s Director General Fuat OKTAY in his office on April 10, 2013. At the meeting, Mr. SCHLAEGER expressed their desire to work more closely and increase the cooperation with AFAD. He also stated that during the cooperation process between EU and Turkey in the period of 2014-2020, disaster management is seen as a matter of priority. He said that under the condition of disaster management issue have been included into the prior sectors’ list and Development Plans of Turkey, EU would intensify its financial and technical support to Turkey. Furthermore, it was emphasized that Turkey is expected to join the Civil Protection Mechanism of EU. Mr. SCHLA...
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Syrian children are joining the 35th International TRT April 23 Children Festival 05 June 2013
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(April 14, 2013) Syrian children, sheltering in our country, joined the 35th International Turkish Radio and Television Association (TRT) April 23 Children Festival. Syrian children, from 17 camps in 8 cities, participated in 35th International TRT April 23 Children Festival with the cooperation of AFAD and Office of Public Diplomacy, under the sponsorship of Türk Telekom Group. As well as children from 53 countries, 136 Syrian children will participate in festival events such as the opening march, various performances, concerts, picnics and folkloric dance, between April 15-23 2013, in İzmir. For the first time, Syrian children accompanied by guides were out of the camps for 10-day festival. Fatih ÖZER, Head of the Response Department and officials of Provincial Disaster and Emergency Ma...
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Meeting on “Disaster Prevention and Management Project” was held with cooperation of AFAD and JICA 05 June 2013
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(April 17, 2013) Evaluation meeting about “Disaster Prevention and Management Project” submitted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held in AFAD on April 17, 2013. JICA Mission Chief Mr. Daimin HANADATE, representatives of JICA Turkey, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Health, Undersecretariat of Treasury and Ministry of Development participated in the meeting at which country needs related to the Project were evaluated under the chairmanship of Mehmet Akif DANACI, Head of Planning and Mitigation Department. Within the framework of the meeting, participants discussed about revealing an integrated structural and nonstructural mitigation activities by an example in Turkey in order to establish disaster resistant community.
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Our Prime Minister is with Syrian Children 05 June 2013
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(April 17, 2013) 135 Syrian children, from 17 camps in 8 cities, had participated in 35th International Turkish Radio and Television Association (TRT) April 23 Children Festival in Izmir, with the cooperation of AFAD and Office of Public Diplomacy. In the framework of child festival activities, President H.E. Mr. Abdullah GÜL, Speaker of The Grand National Assembly of Turkey H.E. Mr. Cemil ÇİÇEK and Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, welcomed 12 years old Syrian Esra SELLUM from Harran Container-camp and 15 years old Syrian Mustafa MUSULLU from Osmaniye Tent-camp. Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN behave Syrian children warmly and Little Esra read a poem to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister H.E. Mr. ERDOĞAN celebrated all children’s 23 April Children’s Day and said ...
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AFAD sent 10 Ambulances to Camps Where Syrians Live in 05 June 2013
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(April 18, 2013) Accommodation, food, health and education needs of Syrians in 17 camps in 8 provinces of Turkey are met by the coordination of AFAD. In Syrian camps, ambulatory care service is offered 5 thousand per day on average. So far, 1 million Syrian citizens were treated and more than 3 thousand childbirths were given. In order to contribute to health services provided by AFAD and Ministry of Health, a cooperation protocol was signed with “Saudi Arabia Humanitarian Aid Union for Syria” on September 28, 2012. Within the scope of this protocol, 10 ambulances provided by Humanitarian Aid Union were sent to their regions with a sendoff ceremony. 4 of the ambulances will serve in Sanliurfa, 4 of them will be in Kilis and other 2 ambulances will serve in camps in Gaziantep. Dr. Fuat OKT...
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AFAD attended the 5th Budapest Process Ministerial Conference 05 June 2013
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(19 April 2013) AFAD participated in the 5th Budapest Process Ministerial Conference “A Silk Routes Partnership for Migration” with a stand including the documents about AFAD’s activities. Interior Minister Muammer GÜLER visited AFAD’s stand on which booklets related to migration from Syria has attracted great interest. The 5th Budapest Process Ministerial Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey on April 19, 2013. The meeting that had a theme of “A Silk Routes Partnership for Migration”, gathered participants from 53 countries and 22 international organizations. Aim of the meeting was to discuss “making policies about migration” and “management of human mobility”. AFAD’s stand that contains documents on migration of Syrians and emergency management, received strong interest from the parti...
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Disaster Management Training for Mosul Committee 05 June 2013
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(6 - 9 May 2013) The Mosul Committee which consisted of 5 people named Nebil Selim EL MUFTI, Muhammed Vaad MECİD, Ahmed Ziya YUNUS, Emced Abdülgani SALIH and Zine Muhammed NAIF came to Ankara to benefit from AFAD’s experience about Disaster Management. The training will be lasted 4 days (2 days in AFAD, 2 days in Turkish Red Crescent) between the dates of 6-9 May 2013. The committee was welcomed by head of Strategy Development Department, Mithat KUP and presentations about AFAD, Van Earthquake, Aid to Syria was presented by AFAD’s specialists. Within the scope of program, committee will visit in order of Disaster and Emergency Training Center, Ankara Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate, Civil Defence-Search and Rescue Directorate, Gazi University Earthquake Engineering Practice ...
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AFAD Was On The Workshop Of “Efficent Disaster Management” 05 June 2013
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(02-03 May 2013) Workshop of Efficient Disaster Management was held hosted by Izmir Economy University. Specialists from AFAD, officials of Izmir Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate, academists of Izmir Economy University and officials of SENSUM Project which is European Union 7. Research Project about vulnerability, improvement works after earthquake which aim to develop Spatial Approach attended to workshop. In the workshop which lasted 2 days, SENSUM Project which AFAD Directorate, Izmir Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate were last users was introduced by officials of Cambridge Architecture Research Company (CAR), Image Cat Research Company which is located in London, German Geology Research Center (GEZ). Executive of SENSUM Project Dr. Massimiliano PITTORE had a p...
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Samsun Provincial Directorate of AFAD was in Germany 05 June 2013
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(25-29 April 2013) Samsun Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate attended to the student conference of 4. International Earth Sciences in Germany. Aytek ERSAN who is Senior Geophysics Engineer attended on behalf of Directorate informed the participants about the handled works of construction inventory, landslide possibility maps and determining emergency areas in Ondokuzmayıs county of Samsun. The conference was held between the dates of 25-29 April 2013 in Henry FORD building of Berlin Freie University. Participants from different countries, postgraduate students and doctoral students gave presentations about seismology, shallow geophysics practices, earth’s crust, earth electric scanning, geochemical studies, cycle of air and water, archeogeophysics, geologic investigation, sedim...
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Workshop of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Held in Amman 04 June 2013
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(12-16 May 2013) Workshop of Sexual and Gender Based Violence was held in association with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in capital of Jordan, Amman. Workshop was held between the dates of 12-16 May 2013 and Assistant Specialist Özüm DİNÇER participated to the workshop on behalf of AFAD. Except Turkey and host country Jordan, the specialists from Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt attended to the workshop which was about Sexual and Gender Based Violence focused on Syrian internal conflict.
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