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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Earthquakes in Bingöl and Malatya 16 December 2015

Earthquakes in Bingöl and Malatya

Turkey shaken by two earthquakes, AFAD coordinates emergency response

Bingöl and Malatya, 14 December 2015 – Eastern Turkish provinces of Malatya and Bingöl were respectively shaken by 5-magnitude and 5.3-magnitude earthquakes in recent weeks.

In response to the Bingöl earthquake, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) dispatched three search and rescue teams and three emergency response vehicle to the affected area. In cooperation with local authorities, AFAD completed the initial assessment in 22 nearby villages and the town center. 100 container homes were delivered to the quake zone and an emergency allowance of 200,000 was granted to the local governors office. Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz also visited the area to receive updates about AFAD’s relief efforts.

Meanwhile, AFAD shipped 100 family tents and 50 container homes to Malatya.

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