Nearly 300,000 Refugee Children Back in School 16 November 2015
An AFAD-led education drive in Turkey facilitates the return of nearly 300,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugee children to school. The authorities aim to reach a total of 460,000 children by year’s end.
Ankara, 11 November 2015 - A nationwide education drive, which the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has been coordinating since September 2014, made it possible for close to 300,000 refugee children to continue their education at temporary protection centers, Turkish schools and education centers accredited by Turkey’s Ministry of Education.
As of November 2015, a total of 9,369 Arab teachers educate refugee children, who receive instruction in accordance with their native country’s curriculum. As part of its open door- and temporary protection policy, the Turkish government covers all expenses related to the education of school-aged Syrian and Iraqi children in the country.
AFAD, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, aims to reach 460,000 refugee children by the end of 2015.
Deputy PM Chairs Syria Coordination Meeting Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan chairs Syria Coordination Meeting to discuss pressing issues, progress with key officials Ankara, 16 December 2015 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay, along with senior government officials, military commanders and representatives from law enforcement agencies, has participated in the quarterly Syria Coordination Meeting at the Prime Ministry headquarters in Ankara. Chairing the meeting for the first time, Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan shared up-to-date statistics on the Syrian refugee community in Turkey with the press corps.Deputy PM Chairs Syria Coordination Meeting
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.BILATERAL DISCUSSION OF UNITED STATES DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN AND AFAD CHAIRMAN OKTAY
Europe Praises Turkey’s Humanitarian Efforts The European Commission’s 2015 Progress Report on Turkey hailed the country’s humanitarian relief efforts, which AFAD coordinates, as ”unprecedented” and ”vital.” Ankara, 11 November 2015 -- The European Commission published the 2015 Progress Report on Turkey to praise the country’s efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Syria and across the Middle East. Noting that the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has created a network of 25 state-of-the-art refugee camps, the rapporteurs described Turkey’s humanitarian relief operation as ”unprecedented” and ”noteworthy.”Europe Praises Turkey’s Humanitarian Efforts
A total of 60 journalists from 32 countries visit Turkey, which has the largest refugee population in the World A group of international journalists visited an AFAD camp in Turkey, a country that hosts more than 3 million refugees. A total of 60 journalists from 32 countries are visiting Turkey in the sponsorship of Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information (BYEGM) and Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).International Journalists Visit Syrian Camps in Turkey
AFAD Head Güllüoğlu visits Idlib In order to closely monitor humanitarian activities, the head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Director General of the Turkish Red Crescent visited a refugee camp in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.AFAD Head Güllüoğlu visits Idlib
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
B20-W20 Joint Session Takes Place in Antalya, Turkey Turkey’s First Lady, H.E. Emine Erdoğan, delivers the opening address at a joint session of B-20 and W-20, as AFAD Chief Dr. Fuat Oktay speaks about the country’s humanitarian relief operation.B20-W20 Joint Session Takes Place in Antalya, Turkey