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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Turkey Relief For Bayirbucak Turkmens 24 November 2015


Turkey’s humanitarian relief efforts continue for the Turkmen families who had to flee the attacks in the NW of Syria and sought refuge in Yamadi Camp, near the Hatay, Yayladagi border.

24 November 2015, Hatay / Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) coordinates the humanitarian relief efforts in cooperation with Ministry of Health, the Governorship of Hatay, Turkish Red Crescent and a number of NGOs, for the 507 Turkmen families in Yamadi camp.

AFAD officials meet regularly with the representatives of Turkmen families and determine the humanitarian needs of the displaced Turkmen families.

Relief efforts in first 72 hours

Tens of thousands of supplies were sent to meet the needs of accommodation, food, heating, drugs, winter clothing and sanitation in the first 72 hours of the human flow.

Supplies delivered include the following: 605 tents, 1415 beds, 30 thousand loaves of bread, 17 thousand litres of water, 26 thousand cans of food, 80 parcels of breakfast food, 1170 kg of miscellaneous food, 11 thousand pieces of winter clothing, 2500 litres of milk, 500 baby bottles, thousand boxes of baby formula, 3300 baby blankets, 2300 babygros, 1400 diapers, 561 baby coats.

50 parcels of drugs and 500 bags of serum were delivered to Turkmens for emergency healthcare needs. Sanitary supplies as well as domestic appliances were also delivered to the region.

$400 million in total

Since the beginning of the Syria Crisis, the amount of humanitarian relief efforts sent through the border for all the Syrian people who are in need of humanitarian assistance has reached to $400 million or 18695 trucks.

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