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AFAD Stands By Refugees From Arakan before Eid-Al-Adha 20 August 2018
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Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has delivered 2 thousand food baskets to Arakan refugees residing in Bangladesh. The AFAD Humanitarian Aid Team that has been permanently working in the region has intensified its efforts before Eid-Al-Adha. As Eid-Al-Adha is approaching, Turkey continues to offer its helping hand to victims and oppressed people in many crisis regions of the World. During this period before the holy holiday, AFAD Humanitarian Aid Teams intensified their efforts. Within this context, AFAD has distributed food baskets to the people of Arakan who fled to Bangladesh duew to a humanitarian crisis and clashes in Myanmar. Our brothers from Arakan were highly appreciative due to Turkey’s aid effort including 2 thousand food baskets. Total of 2 thousand food baske...
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August 17 Earthquake Commemorated in Istanbul under the theme of `Preparedness` 20 August 2018
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“August 17, 1999 Earthquake Commemoration Activities” themed “Preparedness” were held in İstanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. The 4 hour long open forum held as a part of activities were aired live via TV channels. People also had the opportunity to experience disasters and observe disaster management studies. Deputy Minister of Interior İsmail Çataklı, İstanbul Governor Vasıp Şahin visited the activity area with the Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu. Members of the media, local people and tourists showed great interest for the commemoration ceremony held between August 16 8 p.m. and August 17 3.02 a.m. by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the Turkish Red Crescent, the İstanbul Governor’s Office, the İstanbul Metropolitan Munici...
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Following Herat, AFAD Offers Helping Hand to Afghanis in Cevizcan 20 August 2018
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Turkey delivered 2.500 food baskets to Afghanistan’s Cevizcan region under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). AFAD Humanitarian Aid Team in Afghanistan held a series of meetings with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to pinpoint those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan. The AFAD Team that completed its need analysis on August 12, 2018 started to distribute aid in the region.
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We are in İstanbul on August 17: Our Theme is “Earthquake Preparedness” 17 August 2018
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The theme AFAD elected for August 17 commemoration ceremony is “Being Prepared…” Within this context, “August 17 Earthquake Commemoration Activities” will be held in İstanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. Those who have lost their lives during the earthquake that took place 19 years ago will be commemorated and lessons learned since then will be discussed during the activity.
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"Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul Workshop` Begins 17 August 2018
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“Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul” workshop where preparations against possible natural or man-caused disasters in İstanbul will be discussed kicked off in Levent. Making the keynote speech at the workshop, Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu emphasized the importance of cooperation. The workshop organized under the coordination of AFAD and with the support of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality is hosting state agencies as well as nongovernmental organizations.
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AFAD Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Friend and Fellow Afghani People 17 August 2018
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Turkey has distributed 1100 food baskets in the Herat Region of Afghanistan under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). An AFAD team that held a meeting with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to detect those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan, completed its preparations and started to distribute aid on August 12, 2018. Within this context, Turkey in cooperation with TİKA Herat Coordination Office under the coordination of AFAD, distributed 1100 food baskets to residents of those living in camps founded after they escaped from domestic conflicts and drought, orphanages and famil...
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Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul to be Discussed at Workshop 15 August 2018
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“Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul Workshop” aiming at discussing preparations against possible natural or man-caused disasters will take place between August 15 and 16 in İstanbul. How prepared is İstanbul against risk generating natural (tsunami, earthquake, flood, landslide, tornado, extreme summer-winter conditions) disasters and big industrial or traffic accidents and man-caused Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Disasters? An array of organizations and institutions will participate in the workshop where experts will discuss this issue from the perspective of risk reduction and problem solution.
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State Heals the Wounds of Flood in Ordu 13 August 2018
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In the aftermath of flood that hit Fatsa, Perşembe, Çaybaşı and Ünye districts of Ordu province, intervention and rehabilitation activities continue under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Deputy President Dr. Fuat Oktay, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu went to the flood region immediately after heavy rains that affected the region on August 8, 2018. Following the initial damage assessment activities, search and rescue teams assigned by the AFAD provincial directorates of Ordu, Samsun, Sivas and Ankara swiftly reached the region and started search and rescue activities. As a measurement, AFAD provincial directorates of Giresun, Rize, Artvin, Trabzon and Sinop are put on red alert. Moreover, 150 tents an...
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Minister of Interior Mr. Süleyman Soylu Visits AFAD 13 August 2018
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The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) which has recently been affiliated to the Ministry of Interior with the Presidential Decree hosted the Minister of Interior for the first time since new system of government became operational. The visit of Interior Minister Mr. Süleyman Soylu and Deputy Minister of Interior Mr. İsmail Çataklı was highly appreciated among the AFAD community.
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Head of Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency Visits AFAD 08 August 2018
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Head of Pakistan’s coordinator body during times of disaster and emergencies, the Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) Brigadier General Omar Mahmood Hayat and Pakistani Ambassador to Ankara Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi visited AFAD.
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