Turkey to Instruct Nine European Nations on Refugee Management 16 November 2015
Upon the request of nine European nations at the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s 31stRegional Summit, AFAD will train experts on the management of temporary housing centers.
Ankara, 5 November 2015 -- At the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s (DPPI-SEE) Sarajevo Summit, member states focused on the most recent influx of refugees into Europe and discussed the possibility of cooperation with Turkey on the management of mass population movements. Recalling the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s (AFAD) successful humanitarian relief operation over the past five years, nine governments called on AFAD experts to train their counterparts on the management of temporary housing centers.
The training sessions will take place in 2016.
Q: What is DPPI-SEE?
A: The Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative of Southeastern Europe was established by the governments of Turkey, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia in 2000 to promote regional cooperation against disasters. Every year, the member states convene twice to analyze the organization’s performance and share their experiences with national representatives.
AFAD Trains Turkmenistan’s Red Crescent Society on Emergency Housing Services Ashgabat, 15 October 2015 – Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent Society and UNHCR, conducted a two-day training session for the Turkmenistan Red Crescent Society staff on 14-15 October 2015.AFAD Trains Turkmenistan’s Red Crescent Society on Emergency Housing Services
HFA Peer Review Completed AFAD Chief delivers closing address at 8-day peer review session in Ankara, where 78 representatives from government, private sector and NGOs participated. Ankara, 9 December 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) hosted the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (EFDRR) Peer Review in Ankara. During the event, 78 participants presented their activities to six European experts over 32 sessions and eight days. The delegation will visit AFAD’s local offices in Istanbul and Bursa prior to their departure.HFA Peer Review Completed
80 students who have been visiting Turkey as a part of an activity organized by the TÜRKEN Foundation founded by Turkish citizens living in the US paid a visit to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu briefed the guests about disaster management system in Turkey, structure and capacity of AFAD, disaster response and humanitarian aid activities during his speech. Güllüoğlu also mentioned Turkey’s humanitarian aid operations throughout the Syrian crisis.AFAD hosts 80 Students from TÜRKEN Foundation
“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."Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul Workshop` Begins
A Delegation headed by Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs General Director of Information has visited the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Deputy Head of AFAD Hamza Taşdelen received the delegation and briefed them about corporate history, structure and activities of AFAD. The briefing also included the disaster status of Turkey, structural changes in the disaster management in the aftermath of the Marmara earthquake, Turkey’s international humanitarian aid activities and response to the Syrian crisis.Kyrgyz Delegation Visits AFAD
AFAD ChiefTalks Disaster Preparedness in Ankara AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay addresses ISSAI 5500 Training Seminar at Turkey’s Supreme Court of Accounts Ankara, 21 October 2015 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay attended an international two-day seminar hosted by the Supreme Court of Accounts to address the sad legacy of disasters in Turkey and the country’s ongoing efforts to prepare for future challenges. Noting that two devastating earthquakes in 1999 had marked a turning point in Turkey’s experience with disaster management, Dr. Oktay told a group of experts that AFAD’s main priority was to promote a culture of preparedness.AFAD Chief Talks Disaster Preparedness in Ankara