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Humanitarian Relief Campaign for Palestine Begins 12 June 2018
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A humanitarian relief campaign in order to provide all kinds of required aid and support to relieve the pain of Palestinian people began under the coordination of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). From the Prime Ministry:Subject: Humanitarian Relief for Palestine CampaignCIRCULARA2018/10Loss of life and property in Palestine due to invasion and conflict environment in Gaza started by Israel is still in peril. Majority of Palestinians are struggling with hunger, thirst and illness problems.Republic of Turkey continues to offer relief campaigns conducted by public offices, civil organizations and Turkish people in order to provide all kinds of support and relieve the pain of friend and fellow Palestinian people in line with the expectations of our people. Wi...
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1.2 million dollar aid from Turkey to Gaza 19 May 2018
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The Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has responded to the UN’s emergency health aid call for Gaza and donated 1.2 million dollars aid to the World Health Organization. The 1.2 million dollar donation collected by AFAD was disbursed to Gaza after an agreement was signed between Erman Topcu, Turkey's charge d'affaires in Jerusalem, and Mahmoud Dahir, director of the WHO's office in Gaza. Noting that the UN had requested urgent assistance following the incidents that took place at the Gaza border, Topçu said, “UN has asked for assistance from the international community by noting that the situation in the region has reached a level that any civilized country could not handle. We as Turkey immediately responded to the appeal by disbursing $1.2 million through A...
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National Fire Service Symposium Held in İstanbul 07 May 2018
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Speaking during the opening of the “National Fire Service Symposium” organized in İstanbul by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu said his institution has shaped its strategies and road maps with priority according to the measures that should be taken before the occurrence of incidents.
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Agenda of the Earthquake Advisory Board: New Earthquake Map and Building Regulations 04 May 2018
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Projects concerning introducing New Earthquake Hazard Map and Building Regulations of Turkey to the public were discussed at the first Earthquake Advisory Board meeting of the year. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and members of the Earthquake Advisory Board participated in the first ordinary meeting of Earthquake Advisory Board in 2018.
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Cooperation between AFAD and KKTC Civil Defense Organization is Growing 29 April 2018
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“Cooperation in Disaster and Emergency Management” protocol has been signed between the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Civil Defense Organization. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Head of KKTC Civil Defense Organization Erdoğan Çelebi put their signatures on the protocol.
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Cooperation Workshop Organized by AFAD and TURKCELL 27 April 2018
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Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and TURKCELL organized a workshop aiming at productive use of technological infrastructure during the times of disasters and emergencies. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and TURKCELL General Manager İbrahim Bayram as well as directors of related departments, AFAD staff and TURKCELL officials participated in the workshop organized at the AFAD headquarters.
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Istanbul Hosts EFDRR Open Forum 25 March 2017
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Open Forum will be hosted by the current chair of EFDRR, Turkey from 26-28 March 2017 in Istanbul. The Sendai Framework recognises that the Global and Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction have a key role in its implementation, building on the pivotal role that they have played in supporting the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Sendai Framework also underscores the need for the Global Platform and Regional Platforms to function as a coherent system of mechanisms in order to fully leverage the potential of collaboration and exchange across stakeholders of all sectors, and thus provide guidance and support in implementation. Europe’s regional platform is overseen by the EFDRR members, which includes National Fo...
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AFAD On High Alert Following M7,2 Tajikistan Earthquake 07 December 2015
PRESS RELEASE AFAD ON HIGH ALERT FOLLOWING M7,2 TAJIKISTAN EARTHQUAKE AFAD’s Search & Rescue crew have been put on high-alert following the M7,2 earthquake in Tajikistan. December 7, 2015, Ankara / In the wake of a M7,2 earthquake which shook Tajikistan today, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) put an Istanbul-based Search and Rescue crew on high alert in case the Tajikistan government calls for international assistance.
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AFAD on High Alert Following Afghanistan Quake 26 October 2015
AFAD on High Alert Following Afghanistan Quake AFAD’s Search and Rescue crew awaits call for international assistance from Afghanistan. Ankara, 26 October 2015 – In the wake of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake which shook northern Afghanistan today, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) put an Istanbul-based Search and Rescue crew on high alert. First responders in another 11 provinces have been instructed to make preparations in case the Afghan government calls for international assistance.
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Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul 22 August 2014
PRESS RELEASE August 21 2014, Thursday - Ankara Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) is proud to co-host the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES) with the Turkish Earthquake Foundation on 24-29 August 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event brings together top earthquake and seismology experts from Turkey and across the world on the 15th anniversary of the devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake of August 17, 1999.
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