Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD Turkey)
Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey established in 2009 to take necessary measures for an effective emergency management and civil protection issues Turkish nationwide. The presidency conducts; pre-incident works such as preparedness, mitigation and risk management, during incident works such as response, post incident works such as recovery and reconstruction. AFAD is affiliated to the Turkish Prime Ministry.
Amongst the Governmental, NGO and private institutions, presidency provides coordination, formulates policies and implements policies.
In a Disaster and Emergency situation the AFAD is the only responsible organization.