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AFAD Joins European Civil Protection Mechanism 06 May 2015
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AFAD Joins European Civil Protection Mechanism AFAD Chief Dr. Fuat Oktay and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, sign new agreement to admit Turkey into the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Brussels, 6 May 2015 – At the European Civil Protection Forum 2015 held in the Belgian capital, Turkey was admitted into the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, which was established in 2001 to promote cooperation among national civil protection authorities across the continent. AFAD Chief Dr. Fuat Oktay and EU Commissioner Christos Stylanides signed the membership treaty which made Turkey the thirty-fourth country to join the Mechanism. Having been admitted into the prestigious disaster response mechanism, the Turkish government will ...
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AFAD President Tells Of Turkey's Humanitarian Assistance Syrians At Seta Washington 30 April 2015
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AFAD President tells of Turkey’s humanitarian assistance FOR Syrians at SETA Washington ' ”We attach great importance to the education to Syrian children to prevent the emergence of a lost generation,” said AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay during a speech at SETA Washington part of his meetings at the U.S. capital, adding that Turkey had provided $5.5 billion worth of assistance in the last four years.
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AFAD President Meets Georgetown University Students 30 April 2015
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AFAD PRESIDENT MEETS GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay has met with academics and students from Georgetown University as part of his visit to the U.S. capital Washington. “Old and established academic institutions such as Georgetown University should exert pressure on relevant authorities to increase their efforts regarding Syrian refugees,” said Oktay during his address to young American students at the meeting, stressing at the same time that Turkey was practicing an open door policy for Syrians taking shelter in the country.
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AFAD President Guest Of Leading U.S Think Tanks, Holds Meetings In Washington 30 April 2015
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AFAD President guest of leading U.S. think tanks, holds meetings in Washington AFAD President Fuat Oktay, held a series of meetings during a visit to Washington, as a guest of leading U.S. think tanks. In a speech at the Atlantic Council, Oktay described all the extent of services provided by AFAD to Syrian guests, including housing, healthcare, education and social activities. “We expect more support from the U.S. government and NGOs on the areas of education and health in order to help Syrian people to continue their normal life,” Oktay said.
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Panel Stresses Disaster Risks in Low-Income Countries 17 March 2015
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PANEL STRESSES DISASTER RISKS IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES Sendai, 17 March 2015 – The world cannot remain indifferent toward disaster risks in low-income countries, panelists at an event hosted by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) warned on Tuesday. The panel discussion, entitled "Developing Capacities for Effective Disaster Risk Management in Low-Income OIC Member Countries," brought host organizations, representatives from Sudan, Afghanistan, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in addition to Dr. Fuat Oktay, who leads Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), to Tohoku University a...
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"Turkey Leads the World in Man-Made Disasters" 16 March 2015
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"Turkey Leads the World in Man-Made Disasters" AFAD Chief shares Turkey's experiences with natural and man-made disasters with WCDRR participants in Sendai, Japan. Participating at the opening session of the Third World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Japan, AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay shared some of Turkey's experiences with natural, man-made and technological disasters to note that "100 percent of the nation's schools will have become disaster-resilient by the year 2018."
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Turkish Delegation Visits Tokyo 16 March 2015
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Turkish Delegation Visits Tokyo Tokyo, Japan – March 13, 2015 / The Turkish delegation to the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which features Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş and AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay in addition to over 100 delegates, has arrived at the Japanese capital of Tokyo.
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Press Delegation Briefed on Humanitarian Operations 25 February 2015
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PRESS DELEGATION BRIEFED ON HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS A delegation of Turkic journalists visited AFAD's Ankara headquarters to attend a briefing on humanitarian assistance, future projects. Ankara, 23 February 2015 – A group of 18 journalists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Macedonia, Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Khakassia and Tatarstan visited the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Monday to receive information on Turkey's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East and the organization's future projects.
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UN Secretary-General Asks World Leaders To Support First-Ever World Humanitarian Summit In 2016 13 February 2015
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UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ASKS WORLD LEADERS TO SUPPORT FIRST-EVER WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT IN 2016 (New York, 26 September 2013) Representatives from some 90 Member States, civil society, the private sector and the United Nations system came together to pledge support for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, planned for 2016. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the Summit will be held in Istanbul and asked countries to help map out a humanitarian agenda for the future that is more effective and inclusive, and which addresses the significant challenges facing the world.
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AFKEN Project Nominated For UN Public Services 20 January 2015
AFKEN PROJECT NOMINATED FOR UN PUBLIC SERVICES AWARD AFAD AFKEN Project centrally operates and observes all the administrative work and operations in sheltering centers. Additionally, AFKEN provides instant statistics and reports. In order to provide various basic services in accordance with the Geneva Convention to Syrian guests, it was necessary to enable the utilization of the resources of the country and the coordinated cooperation of many public institutions and organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and universities, and the private sector in the country.
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