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Syria Coordination Meeting Was Held in Gaziantep 18 June 2013
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(17 June 2013) Syria Coordination Meeting in which Syrian guests’ conditions have discussed, was held in Gaziantep by our Presidency. Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY chaired the meeting and United Nations High Commission of Refugees Representative of Turkey Carol BATCHELOR, Coordinator Governor Veysel DALMAZ, Governor of Gaziantep Erdal ATA, Director General of Ministry of Internal Affairs Migration Management Atilla TOROS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Migration, Refuge and Visa Deputy General Directorate Department Head Raif KARACA, relevant governors, deputy governors and head officials of districts, Provincial Directors of Disaster and Emergency and Accommodation Centers’ Managers participated in meeting. Syrian guests’ conditions, problems in region and how to overcome these pr...
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Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY Welcomed Valerie AMOS 11 June 2013
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(March 14, 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY got together with United Nations Under Secretary Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie AMOS in our Presidency. In the framework of the meeting, Joint Action Plan Protocol was signed by Presidency and United Nations Office for the Humanitarian Affairs. Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY and Valerie AMOS signed protocol that aimed to develop collaboration spheres between AFAD and UN OCHA. Protocol signed for 3 years between 2013 -2015, has aimed to get technical support from UN OCHA for Seismic Risk Reduction Center of Excellence whose construction activities have been continuing. This protocol is also aimed to increase the cooperation among parties with regard to international disaster management system. Deputy P...
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Deputy Ministers of Turkmenistan are in our Presidency 11 June 2013
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(March 18, 2013) The Committee under the presidency of Turkmenistan Deputy Minister of Defence and Director General of Civil Defence and Rescue Operations H.E. Yusup MUHAMMETGULYYEV and Deputy Minister of State Migration Services H.E. Eziz ABDYRASULOV, visited our Presidency through United Nations High Comission on Refugees. Visitation of committee was actualized on March 18, 2013 Monday, for observing abilities of Turkey on preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters, making use of Turkey’s experiences, being allied about these subjects. Meeting that is started with speech of our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, continued with Press and Public Relations Consultancy’s presentation about Syria Accommodation Centers. After Head of Strategic Development Department Mithat KUP’s inf...
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Delegation of EU to Turkey Visited AFAD 10 June 2013
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(March 18, 2013) Ambassador Jean-Maurice RIPERT, Head of Delegation of European Union to Turkey and Claus SORENSEN, Head of European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department visited AFAD with an accompanying delegation on March 18, 2013. At the meeting, Mr. RIPERT stated that they expected Turkey to be a member of Monitoring and Evaluation Centre of EU Civil Protection Mechanism. He said that through membership, sharing information and experience would be increased; communication on disaster management area would be promoted between EU and Turkey; and Turkey would benefit from various trainings. On the other hand, he emphasized that they took close interest about the conditions of Syrian citizens in Turkey; the number of the Syrians was at the alarming rate and until th...
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Meeting on Syria was held at Prime Minister’s Office 10 June 2013
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(March 26, 2013) Under the Chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Beşir ATALAY, Syria Coordination Committee Meeting was held. At the meeting, current situation of the camps where Syrians live in and recent developments about the conflicts in Syria was evaluated. Our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY was also participated in the meeting.
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Toys From French Children To Their Syrian Siblings 10 June 2013
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(24 April 2013) AFAD and UNHCR has coordinated distribution of toys which signalled from French children to Syrian children on the occasion of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, in tent and container cities in Nizip, Gaziantep. AFAD Provincial Manager of Gaziantep Sinan ATAKAN, Selin ÜNAL from UNHCR Turkey and personnel of Turkish Red Crescent has participated in toy distribution event that has actualised with the coordination of AFAD on Tuesday, April 24. Scouting and Guiding Association of France has organized a campaign which continued between December 14, 2012 and February 6, 2013 and collected toy donations amounted 350 kg. UNHCR, had delivered toys to Turkish Red Crescent. More than 600 Syrian children stil study at kindergarten in centres of sheltering named as Nizip...
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Director – General of AFAD Has Received Circassian People 10 June 2013
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( 02 May 2013) Board which consists of Circassian Solidarity, Circassian Rights Initiative and Federation of Circassian Associations that came to Ankara in order to meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet DAVUTOĞLU, has visited AFAD. Dr. Fuat OKTAY, General Director of AFAD, has received board which involves Circassian people living centre of Sheltering in Nizip, in his office. Circassian people has expressed their pleasure about surpassing circumstances in centres of sheltering and presented thanks to Turkey.
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TBMM Report: Outstanding Sheltering Standarts All Around The World 10 June 2013
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Subcommittee which has been established as to “investigate problems of refugees, illegal immigrants and defectors who abide in Turkey.” under Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) Human Rights Investigation Commission completed its review report regarding Syrian people in Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa. The report which points out that centres of sheltering have all facilities of a town in Anatolia, has been emphasized “tent cities stand head and shoulders above the likes around the world”. The report relays that human dignity and human health standards are cared in centres of sheltering. The report furthers indicates that Syrian people needs are satisifed and have a living space with all means far beyond the sheltering needs. 190.000 Syrian People Dwells in Turkey Occurred enormous movements ...
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Workshop About “Flood Risk Management“ Was Held in Capital Of Senegal, Dakar 10 June 2013
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(18-19 March 2013) Workshop of Flood Risk Management was held in cooperation with subsidiaries of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Organization Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in capital of Senegal, Dakar between the dates of 18-19 March 2013. Except Turkey and Pakistan, specialists of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), International Environment Center (CIMA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) attended to the workshop. Demet SAHIN from Planning and Mitigation Department of AFAD and Branch Director Emre AKCALI from 22.Regional DirectorateResearch and Planning of State Water Supply Administration participated to the workshop on behalf of Turkey. Except the personne...
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International Disaster Economics Symposium Was Held in Istanbul 10 June 2013
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(3-5 April 2013) International Disaster Economics Symposium was held by AFAD in cooperation with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPISEE) in Istanbul. Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Director of Economic Cooperation Organization(ECO) Human Resources and sustainable development Ainur DYIKANALIEVA, Secretary General of Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPISEE) Ivana LJUBOJEVIC and General Director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Foundation, Dr. Mohammad Daim KAKAR and almost 20 representatives of other countries, universities, domestic and international participants attended to the symposium. Director General of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY made an open...
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