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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 President M. Halis Bilden Speaks At HABITAT III Conference 19 October 2016
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AFAD President M. Halis Bilden drew attention to the plight of Syrian refugees at the Habitat III: The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador. Quito-Ecuador / Disaster and Emergency Management Authority – AFAD President Mehmet Halis Bilden made a speech at the “Leave No One Behind: Urban Inclusion and Prosperity” High-Level Roundtable during the Habitat III Conference which is taking place in the capital of Ecuador. 500 participants attended to the high-level roundtable.
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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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Top Level Meeting On Syrian Guest Community In Turkey 21 August 2014
PRESS INVITATION August 21 2014, Thursday - Ankara TOP LEVEL MEETING ON SYRIAN GUEST COMMUNITY IN TURKEY A large group of cabinet ministers, senior government and military officials, governors and mayors will convene on August 22, 2014 to discuss ongoing efforts regarding the Syrian guest community in Turkey.
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Turkey Joins OCHA Donor Support Group 30 June 2014
PRESS RELEASE TURKEY JOINS UN OCHA DONOR SUPPORT GROUP June 20, 2014 Monday, Brussels Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) President Dr. Fuat OKTAY will attend to High-Level Meeting (HLM) of UN OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG) in Brussels where Turkey’s admission to the group is expected to be announced officially.
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Transformer Explosion in The Coal Mine in Soma 14 May 2014
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PRESS RELEASE May 14, 2014 – Ankara (As of 16.00 pm) Transformer Explosion in The Coal Mine in Soma, Manisa AFAD Emergency Management Center has received a report that a transformer had exploded, set coal mine up on fire and miners have been stuck in coal mine, in Soma, Manisa on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 15.10 pm.
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Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries to be Held in Harran Accommodation Centre 14 January 2014
Press Release (January 16-17, 2014) Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries to be Held in Harran Accommodation Centre Turkey organizes the “Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries” which will take place in AFAD Sanliurfa-Harran Accommodation Centre. Following the first ministerial meeting in Geneva last year, the second meeting will be held on January 16-17, with the participation of Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Ahmet DAVUTOGLU, AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY, UNHCR Mr Antonio GUTERRES and ministers from Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. The ongoing Syrian tragedy and the conditions of Syrian people who had to flee their country will be discussed in the meeting. The family visits in the camp and Syrian children’s painting exhibition will follow the meeting. THE PROG...
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Syrian Youths in Turkey Receive Certificate of Proficiency in Turkish 02 October 2013
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Press Release (02 October 2013) Prime Ministry AFAD have being coordinated all humanitarian needs of Syrians who had to flee to Turkey from war-torn Syria since April 2011, such as accommodation, health, food, education. In this context, “TÖMER Language Course” project was initiated to provide Syrian high-school and university students with “Certificate of Proficiency in Turkish” which is necessary for their continuance of education in Turkey. The first graduates of the Language Course Project which was started with 1700 students and developed with the cooperation of Prime Ministry AFAD, Prime Ministry Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities and UNICEF to receive their certificates of proficiency. Representatives of Prime Ministry AFAD and Presidency forTurks Abroad and Relate...
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