Humanitarian Responsibility Knows No Limits: AFAD and Türkiye’s Global Outreach

This paper seeks to examine how institutionalised practices of disaster and risk management are carried out by AFAD as a single official body of disaster management, both domestically and globally.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) is an institution that was established in 2009 to mitigate disasters and minimise disaster-related damages, plan and coordinate the post-disaster response, and promote cooperation among various government agencies. AFAD’s outreach is also not limited to a particular geography. In line with Türkiye’s priority of providing humanitarian assistance, AFAD performs as an institutional body of coordination that unites several official organisations and NGOs in times of crisis to mitigate the adverse effects of natural and human-induced disasters.

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