Escaping New Wave of Violence, Syrian Refugees March to Turkish Border 09 February 2016
Escaping New Wave of Violence, Syrian Refugees March to Turkish Border
Regime assaults and airstrikes in Northwestern Syria trigger new refugee wave as Turkey welcomes more than 3600 refugees.
Hatay, 1 February 2016 – Russian airstrikes and regime attacks against the Yamadi refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border displaced thousands of predominantly Turkmen families, the first of whom entered Turkey on 29 January. Within four days, the number of arrivals reached 3648.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) coordinates Turkey’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Northwestern Syria. Under AFAD’s coordination, newly arriving refugees are registered and transferred to designated housing centers upon request. While the Turkish Red Crescent provides emergency supplies, the Ministry of Health continues to provide medical care to the sick and wounded.
Since 2011, AFAD delivered more than TL500,000,000 worth of humanitarian aid to the Syrian Turkmen community.
TURKEY’S RELIEF EFFORTS FOR DISPLACED TURKMENS 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.Turkey Relief For Bayirbucak Turkmens
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
BAYIRBUCAK TURKMENS TAKE REFUGE IN TURKEY Thousands of families, fleeing the violent attacks and air strikes in the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region in the NW of Syria, crossed through the Turkish border, under the coordination of AFAD.Bayirbucak Turkmens Take Refuge In Turkey
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
Deputy PM Reiterates Turkey’s Commitment to Syria Relief Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş visits Şanlıurfa, where thousands of displaced Syrians sought refuge in recent days, to reiterate Turkey’s commitment to humanitarian relief. Şanlıurfa, 10 June 2015 – Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş, together with AFAD Chief Fuat Oktay, visited the border town of Akçakale, where thousands of displaced Syrians recently sought refuge, on Wednesday to receive updates from Şanlıurfa Governor İzzettin Küçük and local officials about the evolving situation across the Turkish-Syrian border.Deputy PM Reiterates Turkey’s Commitment to Syria Relief
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