AFAD Chief, UN High Commissioner Visit Gaziantep 09 February 2016
AFAD Chief, UN High Commissioner Visit Gaziantep
AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay joins newly-appointed UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi on his first official visit to Turkey
Gaziantep, 15 January 2016 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay received UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at Nizip-II Temporary Housing Center in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Following an official briefing about AFAD’s humanitarian relief operations, Dr. Oktay and Mr. Grandi visited vocational training centers and an on-site kindergarten.
Noting that Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, the High Commissioner stated that he was “pleased to know that refugees will be safe here until peace arrives.”
Dr. Oktay, in turn, highlighted that AFAD provides more than basic services to the refugee community. “We hope that the Syrian civil war will end soon and people will be able to go back to their homes,” he said. “In the meantime, we need more teamwork. The international community’s contribution to humanitarian relief operations amounts to $455 million, while Turkey has spent more than $8 billion since 2011. The world needs to do more.”
(01 February 2013) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Turkey Representative Carol BATCHELOR visited our Presidency and talked to AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY. During the visit taking place on 1 February 2013, Friday, Response Department Head Fatih ÖZER and AFAD Assistant Expert Dilayda Gizem ÇELİK were also present.UNHCR Turkey Representative Carol Batchelor at our Presidency
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Press Release (17 -18 June 2013) Coordination meeting which is about situation of Syrian Citizens who have sheltered in 19 accommodation centers in 10 provinces because of internal conflict of Syria have been holding in Gaziantep. Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Governor of Gaziantep Erdal ATA, Representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) in Turkey, Carol BATCHELOR and officers of AFAD, Ministry of Interior, Governorships of Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Osmaniye and Provincial Directorates of AFAD will attend to the meeting. Subjects of the meeting are as follows: • Current situation of camps. • Contribution of UNHCR for the Syrian Citizens who sheltered in Turkey and UNHCR’s support to Tu...Syria Coordination Meeting
(26 November 2012) US International Development Agency President Rajiv SHAH visited our Presidency and spoke to AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY at his offices. During the visit, talks mostly revolved around the state of the Syrian citizens staying in our country, and the cooperation between AFAD and the USA and other international organizations; AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY emphasized that international organizations have been conveying their willingness to work with AFAD on every occasion, and added that the USA and the UN were also included among them. Also speaking about the Syrian citizens staying in Turkey, AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY said they, as the Presidency, have developed a project pool concerning the aids to be extended to Syrian citizens and that they h...US International Development Agency Visited our Presidency
(15 January 2013) Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason KENNEY visited our Presidency, meeting with our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY at his office. The talks revolved around the aids for Syrian citizens living at the camps erected by our Presidency.Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Visited our Presidency
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