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"Be Hope for Palestine” Relief Campaign Begins! 21 May 2018
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The humanitarian aid campaign for the people of Palestine who came under heavy attack by the Israeli army during demonstrations in the Gaza border area, recorded in history as “Bloody Monday”, is now underway. The promotion meeting of “Be Hope for Palestine” aid campaign organized under the coordination of the Prime Minister Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and attended by representatives of the Turkish Red Crescent, the Turkish Diyanet Foundation and a number of nongovernmental organizations as well as Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ was held at the Prime Ministry General Directorate of State Archives Ottoman Archive Department. During his speech at the event, Akdağ said, “We expect the support of Turkish people, the nation and all 81 million of our citizens ...
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Humanitarian Relief Campaign for Palestine Begins 19 May 2018
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A humanitarian relief campaign in order to provide all kinds of required aid and support to relieve the pain of Palestinian people began under the coordination of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Prime Ministry Circular On “Humanitarian Relief for Palestine Campaign” published in Official Gazette dated May 18, 2018 From the Prime Ministry: Subject: Humanitarian Relief for Palestine Campaign CIRCULARA 2018/10 Loss of life and property in Palestine due to invasion and conflict environment in Gaza started by Israel is still in peril. Majority of Palestinians are struggling with hunger, thirst and illness problems. Republic of Turkey continues to offer relief campaigns conducted by public offices, civil organizations and Turkish people in order to provide all...
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Role of Local Administrations in the Formation of Society Resistant to Disasters Workshop Begins 10 May 2018
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“Role of Local Administrations Resistant to Disaster” workshop organized by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) which will focus on contributions of local administrations in disaster management began in the southwestern provincial center of Kocaeli
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National Fire Service Symposium Held in İstanbul 07 May 2018
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Speaking during the opening of the “National Fire Service Symposium” organized in İstanbul by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu said his institution has shaped its strategies and road maps with priority according to the measures that should be taken before the occurrence of incidents.
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Agenda of the Earthquake Advisory Board: New Earthquake Map and Building Regulations 04 May 2018
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Projects concerning introducing New Earthquake Hazard Map and Building Regulations of Turkey to the public were discussed at the first Earthquake Advisory Board meeting of the year. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and members of the Earthquake Advisory Board participated in the first ordinary meeting of Earthquake Advisory Board in 2018.
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Japanese Delegation Visits AFAD 02 May 2018
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Deputy Chairman of Japan-Turkey Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group İchiro Aisawa stated, "We had the opportunity to work more intensively with Turkey in recent years about the fight against natural disasters and emergency planning. Turkey is a very experienced country regarding disasters. We want to involve in information, experience and technology transfer between the two countries.”
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Cooperation between AFAD and KKTC Civil Defense Organization is Growing 29 April 2018
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“Cooperation in Disaster and Emergency Management” protocol has been signed between the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Civil Defense Organization. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Head of KKTC Civil Defense Organization Erdoğan Çelebi put their signatures on the protocol.
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Cooperation Workshop Organized by AFAD and TURKCELL 27 April 2018
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Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and TURKCELL organized a workshop aiming at productive use of technological infrastructure during the times of disasters and emergencies. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and TURKCELL General Manager İbrahim Bayram as well as directors of related departments, AFAD staff and TURKCELL officials participated in the workshop organized at the AFAD headquarters.
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Deputy Prime Minister Akdağ in Samsat 24 April 2018
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Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ made an inspection tour in Adıyaman’s Samsat district in the aftermath of the earthquake measuring 5.1 according to Richter scale and said, “There are 75 heavily damaged buildings, 7 mildly damaged houses, 75 slightly damaged buildings in the district and two building have collapsed.”
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We Hosted Students From 45 Countries at AFAD 17 April 2018
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Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu came together with 150 students from 45 countries during the second lesson of the “International Students Leadership Academy” organized by the Young Memur-Sen Union. Informing PHD and post graduate students from countries like Somalia, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Liberia and Georgia about the activities of AFAD at home and abroad Head of AFAD Güllüoğlu said Turkey concentrates on risk management rather than crisis management when it comes to dealing with disasters like erathquakes.
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