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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

AFAD On High Alert Following M7,2 Tajikistan Earthquake 07 December 2015

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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.

 About AFAD;

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency is the sole competent authority concerning disasters and emergencies, and works like an umbrella organization, collaborating with the Turkish General Staff, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Forests and Hydraulic Works and other relevant ministries as well as non-governmental organizations, depending on the nature and magnitude of the disaster or emergency.

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