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Turkey

We don't need adults to protect us from disasters, children say

19 Mar 2015, TRF

When Sendai was hit by a huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, earlier disaster-prevention efforts - including work to strengthen buildings and evacuation drills - minimised damage and meant that not one child died inside a school, including three located on the coast...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
  • Website:http://www.afad.gov.tr
  • Contact:GENERAL DIRECTOR
  • Phone:+90 312 258 2323 +90 530 415 7160


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
  • Website:http://www.afad.gov.tr
  • Contact:GENERAL DIRECTOR
  • Phone:+90 312 258 2323 +90 530 415 7160
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1998 1,589,600
Earthquake* 1999 1,358,953
Flood 1998 1,240,047
Earthquake* 1983 834,137
Earthquake* 1984 375,038
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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