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Scullery Containers Sent To Mardin 30 May 2013
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(29 May 2013) 9 scullery containers which were provided by Japanese Government and International Organization For Migration (IOM) sent to Mardin in coordination with AFAD. The press conference was held in AFAD for the containers which will give service to Syrian Citizens in Mardin-Midyat Accommodation Center which has been building by AFAD. Director General of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY remarked that there are 17 accommodation centers in Turkey for the Syrian Citizens, Mardin and Malatya accommodation centers’ construction have been going on. Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY said that, there are 195.000 Syrian Citizens in camps and approximately 300.000 Syrian Citizens outside of the camps. AFAD shows maximum effort to give the best service for Syrian Citizens. Director General also said that, A...
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Director-General of AFAD at the Global Platform in Geneva 29 May 2013
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( May 21 & 23 2013, Geneva) Director-General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to the fourth session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Turkish delegation led by Director General of AFAD and consists of AFAD's specialists, affiliated organization's representatives, academics and NGOs has also participated in the session.
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Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY in Geneva 21 May 2013
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(May 19 – 23, 2013) Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY went to the city of Geneva in Switzerland to attend the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. On the agenda of this year’s Global Platform - founded in 2007 in order to develop disaster risk reduction practices with exchange information, sharing of experience between different sectors and actors, better communication and coordination - reduce risks, resistant to share the responsibility for the community and the "Hyogo Framework Action Plan" is to develop.
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Environmental Emergencies Preparedness Workshop in Istanbul 01 April 2013
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(18 – 22 February 2013) The PPRD South Programme organized a training workshop titled Beyond response: Better preparedness for environmental emergencies in Istanbul, together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Held on 18 – 22 February 2013, the workshop addressed how to prevent environmental emergencies and how to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies.
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Deputy PM Beşir Atalay Chaired the Syrian Coordination Meeting 01 April 2013
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(19 February 2013) The Syrian Coordination Meeting took place at AFAD on Tuesday, 19 February 2013. Chaired by the Deputy PM Beşir ATALAY, the meeting was participated by Deputy Minister of Interior Osman GÜNEŞ, Prime Ministry's Deputy Undersecretary İbrahim KALIN, AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, MİT (Turkish Intelligence Organization) Deputy Undersecretary Abdurrahman BİLGİLİ, the Governors of Gaziantep, Adana, Adıyaman, Hatay, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Osmaniye and Kahramanmaraş, as well as representatives from relevant ministries.
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Campaign One Bread, One Blanket for Syria 3rd Consultation and Coordination Meeting Held at AFAD 01 April 2013
(18 February 2013) AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY chaired the meeting held with NGO representatives for the “Winter has come, one bread and one blanket for Syria” campaign. The Turkish Red Crescent, the Religious Affairs Presidency and the representatives of around 40 NGOs participated in the meeting.
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Officials Visited our Presidency 01 April 2013
(12 February 2013) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Atta Al-Manan BAKHIT, OIC Secretary-General's Humanitarian Affairs Advisor Dr. Abdurrahman A. AL SWAILEM and the Deniz Feneri Association Secretary-General İbrahim ALTAN visited our Presidency and spoke to our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY at his office.
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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Delegates Visited our Presidency 01 April 2013
(07 February 2013) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) officials visited our Presidency on 7 February 2013, Thursday, and talked to our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY at his office. Response Department Head Fatih ÖZER, AFAD Assistant Experts Dilayda Gizem ÇELİK and Makbule YALIN were also present. Starting his words by saying that they give high importance to Turkey as they see it as a model the women and child programmes of which they implement, the UNFPA Officials expressed that they would be happy to work in collaboration with our Presidency not only regarding the Syrian citizens staying in Turkey, but also in other emergency and disaster situations.
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UNHCR Turkey Representative Carol Batchelor at our Presidency 01 April 2013
(01 February 2013) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Turkey Representative Carol BATCHELOR visited our Presidency and talked to AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY. During the visit taking place on 1 February 2013, Friday, Response Department Head Fatih ÖZER and AFAD Assistant Expert Dilayda Gizem ÇELİK were also present.
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Officials of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Visited our Presidency 01 April 2013
(01 February 2013) International Organization for Migration Chief Advisor for Emergencies and Operations Bill HYDE and the IOM Chief of Mission Meera SETHİ visited our Presidency and talked to our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY. The visit on 1 February 2013, Friday, was participated by Strategy Development Department Head Mithat KUP, Information Systems and Communication Department Head Yusuf UZUNAY and AFAD Assistant Expert Neşe YENER.
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