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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Search and Rescue Team Responds to 1254 Calls in 2015 17 November 2015

Search and Rescue Team Responds to 1254 Calls in 2015

AFAD’s search and rescue team responded to 1254 emergency cases, including earthquakes and traffic accidents, in the first 300 days of the year.

Ankara, 13 November 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, which employs over 1900 search and rescue professionals across Turkey, responded to a total of 1254 emergencies, including 68 international cases, since January 2015.

Out of 1186 emergencies and disasters, 342 took place in the Black Sea region, while the Aegean recorded 209 incidents. Eastern Anatolia and the Southeast encountered fewest problems, respectively, with 109 and 58 cases.

The most frequent emergencies included traffic accidents (247 cases), missing persons (246 cases), earthquake-related emergencies (112 cases) and drowning (107 cases).

AFAD’s search and rescue team, in turn, most frequently responded to earthquake-related emergencies with 66 recorded cases.

Under Turkey’s Disaster Response Plan, or TAMP, AFAD coordinates disaster response efforts by all national and local government bodies as well as accredited non-governmental organizations.

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