Institutional Evaluations

Solution-Oriented Journalism for Natural Disasters and Environmental Problems

Serdar Karagöz
Anadolu Agency Chairman of the Board of Directors/General Manager

In 2022, our world witnessed conflicts and crises on a global scale, while also experiencing disasters caused by climate change. These tragedies affected all of humanity regardless of religion, language, or race. As we strive to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we increasingly need solution-oriented activities and methods of combating new crises in…

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Meteorological Disasters and their Assessments in Türkiye

Volkan Mutlu Coşkun
General Director of the Turkish State Meteorological Service

Natural phenomena that persists on Earth and significantly impacts human lives are referred to as ‘natural disasters.’ According to the United Nations, natural disasters are defined as ‘natural events that significantly disrupt socioeconomic and sociocultural activities, resulting in loss of life and property but cannot be adequately managed with local resources.’ In addition to causing…

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The Academic Power of Disaster Management: Universities Disaster Management Research Center Platforms (AYMEP)

Kürşat Esat Alyamaç
Prof. Dr., Head of AFAD Disaster Research Center

In today’s world, there has been a shift away from a strategy that focuses heavily on disaster response in disaster management, and more emphasis is given to pre-disaster risk reduction efforts. In fact, both globally and in Türkiye, the concept of ‘risk management’ has been adopted and implemented rather than the understanding of ‘crisis management.’…

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Transition Year for IFRC Türkiye

Ruben Cano
IFRC Head of Delegation in Türkiye

In December 2021, DG ECHO Commissioner Lenarčič together with our Secretary-General, Jagan Chapagain announced an additional €325 million to extend the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme addressing the basic needs of refugee populations until 20231. Parallel communication was made on the ESSN transition towards development assistance so that it will be funded by DG…

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UN Türkiye in 2022

Alvaro Rodriguez
On behalf of the UN Türkiye Team, UN Türkiye Resident Coordinator

Current Situation Since 2014, Türkiye has been managing the world’s largest population of persons under temporary and international protection. In October 2022, the number of Syrians under temporary protection was over 3.65 million, almost half of whom are children while 46 per cent of Syrians under temporary protection are women and girls.1 Türkiye also hosts…

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UNHCR Türkiye in 2022

Philippe Leclerc
UNHCR Türkiye Representative

Displacement is becoming increasingly complex as new factors intersect with traditional drivers. With growing conflicts, climate change, pandemics, energy and food crises, the number of forcibly displaced people globally surged to 103 million, 32.5 million of whom are refugees, in the first half of 2022, according to UNHCR’s Mid-Year Trends report released on 27 October…

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2022 from IOM Türkiye’s Perspective

Gerard Karl Waite
IOM Türkiye Mission Chief

In 2022, within the scope of its cross-border operations, IOM implemented various projects in partnership with on-ground actors in the Northwestern Syria region, covering WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), livelihoods, cash assistance, camp coordination and management, shelter, protection, and health. These projects were carried out in support of 11 planned camps in Idlib and Aleppo,…

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An Assessment on Humanitarian Aid and Labor Market Policies in Türkiye in the Era of Socioeconomic Contradictions

Numan Özcan
ILO Türkiye Representative

It would not be accurate to characterize the current century as one marked by natural disasters, climate change with escalating impacts and drought, and forced displacement due to wars and conflicts. As emphasized in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Wage Report on the Monitoring of the World of Work1, the effects of political, economic,…

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Challenges Overcome in 2022 and Social Resilience: The Helping Hand of a Distant Friend

Yuko Tanaka
Chief Representative of JICA Türkiye Office

Türkiye and Japan are two countries with strong and longstanding relations in mutual assistance. For nearly a century, the Japanese Government has been providing both financial and technical support to strengthen the socio-economic development of the Republic of Türkiye. Türkiye is simultaneously continuing its economic and social progress while effectively addressing challenges such as the…

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The Earthquake will Pass, Life will Continue

Mesut Güçlü
Secretary General, Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool

The Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) has worked on all cylinders to fulfill its duties and responsibilities in 2021, which has been the case since the first day. The works and projects we carried out in 2022 involve new topics put on the agenda in 2022, in addition to the ongoing and regular ones. In…

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