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Turkey tackles earthquake risk

6 Apr 2017, UNISDR EUR

The lamp in the classroom begins to sway. The desks start to shake. If you’ve never faced an earthquake, Turkey’s AFAD national disaster management authority can give you a taste. Lying on the hinge of Europe and Asia, densely-populated Istanbul is home to over 14.6 million people, or almost one-fifth of Turkey’s population.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
  • Website: http://www.afad.gov.tr
  • Contact:Head
  • Phone:+90 312 258 2323


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency
  • Website: http://www.afad.gov.tr
  • Contact:President of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency
  • Phone:+90 312 258 2323 +90 530 266 0101


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
  • Website: http://www.afad.gov.tr
  • Phone:+90 312 258 2323 +90 530 415 7160


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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.