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Regional Earthquake Drill in Kayseri 10 December 2015
Regional Earthquake Drill in Kayseri 700 AFAD first responders, 115 vehicles participate in regional earthquake drill in Kayseri, Turkey. Ankara, 25 November 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s Kayseri branch, in cooperation with provincial offices in Kırşehir, Nevşehir, Sivas, Yozgat and Kahramanmaraş, hosted a regional field drill based on a fictional scenario featuring a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. According to the script, search and rescue crews responded to emergency calls from seven residential buildings and an office to rescue multiple individuals trapped in the debris.
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AFAD Press Team Completes Training 09 December 2015
AFAD Press Team Completes Training Communication officers from around the country complete media relations training in Ankara. Ankara, 3 December 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s Press and Public Relations Office organized a two-day training session in Ankara, where communications officers from 81 provincial branches found an opportunity to develop their media relations skills.
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AFAD Chief Meets UN Assistant Secretary-General 09 December 2015
AFAD Chief Meets UN Assistant Secretary-General AFAD Chief meets with UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss humanitarian challenges, World Humanitarian Summit. Ankara, 3 December 2015 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay received Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang to discuss the humanitarian challenges in Syria and Iraq as well as the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, which will take place in Istanbul. UN resident coordinator Kamal Malhotra and OCHA representatives were also present at the meeting.
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UN ASSISTANT UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL AND AFAD CHAIRMAN MET 09 December 2015
UN ASSISTANT UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL AND AFAD CHAIRMAN MET Un Deputy Under Secretary General and AFAD Chairman Dr. Fuat Oktay gathered and discussed the humanitarian crisis experienced in Syria and Iraq and the World Humanitarian Summit. 3 December 2015, Ankara / United Nations (UN) Assistant Under Secretary General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang met Dr. Fuat Oktay, Chairman of Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) at lunch on the first day of her visits in our region that shall be held on 3-7 December in order to make several negotiations and reviews on the crises experienced in Syria and Iraq and World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator for Turkey and executives of Office for the Coordination of Hu...
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PEER ASSESSMENT MECHANISM WORKS FOR AFAD 09 December 2015
PEER ASSESSMENT MECHANISM WORKS FOR AFAD Member Countries of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) monitor and assess the implementation of their peers’ Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). This time Peer Assessment Mechanism works for AFAD which is a member of this forum. The assessments commenced on 30th of November in AFAD Center in which 6 volunteered specialists participated from 4 countries, shall be completed with technical visits to be held in AFAD Bursa and AFAD İstanbul on 11 December.
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AID FROM TURKEY TO PALESTINE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE 09 December 2015
AID FROM TURKEY TO PALESTINE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), gave start to first shipment of 1200 tons flour out of the 15.000 tones flour aid to Palestinian People on November 29th “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People “from Mersin Port.
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VACCINE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES ARE DELIVERED TO AFAD PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATES 09 December 2015
VACCINE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES ARE DELIVERED TO AFAD PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATES 10 Vaccine Transportation Vehicles that shall contribute in health of Syrians and Syrian children living in the Provinces, delivered to AFAD Provincial Directorates. AFAD Vaccine Transportation Vehicles shall serve both in vaccination of local public and Syrians. The vehicles that shall be used for storage and distribution centers of vaccines are registered in the inventory of the institution without reserving any resources from the budget since these are procured within the scope of IPA project.
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EU DELEGATION WORKSHOP: INTEGRATION OF SYRIANS IN THE ECONOMY 09 December 2015
EU DELEGATION WORKSHOP: INTEGRATION OF SYRIANS IN THE ECONOMY The opening speech of the EU Turkish Delegation Workshop for Integration of Syrians in the Economy made by Dr. Fuat Oktay, Chairman of AFAD. In his speech AFAD Chairman stated that one of each 3 foreign partner companies established in the first half of 2015 is Syrian and Syrian investors contribute cultural diversity.
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ARAKANESE OF MYANMAR GOT THE OPPORTUNITY OF PERMANENT HOUSINGS 09 December 2015
ARAKANESE OF MYANMAR GOT THE OPPORTUNITY OF PERMANENT HOUSINGS In Arakan State of South East Asian Country Myanmar, Muslim society returns to their region. Arakanese who were forced to live in camps due to the violence started in 2012, need houses to return. In 7 boroughs of the state 3.750 permanent housings are under construction in coordination of AGAD for Arakanese. The housings where 25.000 Arakanese shall live are made of bamboo and bamboo products according to the conditions of the region.
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BILATERAL DISCUSSION OF UNITED STATES DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN AND AFAD CHAIRMAN OKTAY 09 December 2015
BILATERAL DISCUSSION OF UNITED STATES DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN AND AFAD CHAIRMAN OKTAY United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and AFAD Chairman Dr. Fuat Oktay, met in İstanbul to discuss the Syrian Education and Participation in Labor force.
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