Red Vests Supported Citizens in 19 Miscellaneous Disasters This Year

Red Vests Supported Citizens in Various Disasters This Year
Red Vests Supported Citizens in 19 Miscellaneous Disasters This Year

Derya Yanık, Minister of Family and Social Services, stated that citizens need psychosocial support as well as health services from the zero minute in case of disasters and emergencies. We have stood by our citizens in 19 miscellaneous incidents such as the flood disaster in Turkey, and we will continue to do so from now on.” Our Minister Burns also announced that they donated a total of 105 million TL in cash to meet the urgent and basic needs after the disasters experienced this year.

Expressing that the Ministry is the main solution partner in the collection and distribution of psycho-social support and in-kind aids in disasters and emergencies in accordance with the Turkey Disaster Response Plan (TAMP), Minister Derya Yanık said that they are mobilized to meet the material and moral needs of citizens affected by disasters and emergencies. .

Noting that in disasters and emergencies, citizens need psychosocial support as well as health services from the zeroth minute, Minister Yanık said, “Our teams are moving to the disaster area as of the zero minute in order to protect our citizens, especially from the shocking, devastating and compelling effect of the disaster. Our psychosocial support teams, known as 'Red Vests', are deployed at the head of the wreckage, in hospitals, tent cities, temporary shelters and container cities. Our mobile teams come into play in areas where there is a problem in accessing services caused by disasters.”

“There are 3 Mobile SHM and 1 mobile coordination truck”

Stating that there are 3 Mobile Social Service Centers (SHM) and 1 mobile coordination truck available to be used in psychosocial support studies, Minister Yanık said, “As in previous years, we were on the field with both our psychosocial support teams and mobile teams. We have stood by our citizens in 19 miscellaneous events such as the Bartın mining accident, the terror explosion in Istanbul, and the flood disaster in Antalya this year, and we will continue to do so from now on.”

“This year, we provided psychosocial support to 3.811 people in 75.110 households”

Minister Derya Yanık, in Ankara, Zonguldak, Bartın, Bolu, Düzce, Kastamonu, Sinop, Karabük and Antalya, where the floods took place this year, in Muğla, Mersin and Bursa, where the fire occurred, in Ardahan and Düzce, where the earthquake occurred, public transportation He said that psychosocial support was provided to 3.811 people in 75.110 affected households in Bolu and Ağrı, where the accident took place, in Istanbul, where the terrorist attack occurred, in Bartın, where the mining accident occurred, and in Yozgat, where the natural gas explosion occurred.

“We are establishing ASIA teams within the Ministry”

Pointing out that according to TAMP, one of the two duties of the Ministry is to provide psychosocial support and the other is to distribute in-kind aids, Minister Yanık said, “We have created a Donation In Kind Warehouse Management and Distribution Working Group within the scope of TAMP. In this way, we are establishing Disaster and Emergency Social Assistance Teams (ASIA) with a structure similar to UMKE and AFAD within our Ministry of Family and Social Services in order to determine the needs of our citizens in a short time and to deliver social aid to our citizens in need in a fast and effective way in case of disasters and emergencies. . In the event of a disaster, these teams will be mobilized to reach the disaster area quickly, identify the needs of our citizens and meet these needs quickly.

Minister Yanık stated that the volunteer personnel who will take part in the ASYA teams will consist of the personnel of the Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations and the Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Services.

“We started to work on the establishment of 14 logistics warehouses in 15 cities”

Underlining that the works for the establishment of 14 logistics warehouses in 15 provinces have been started in order to deliver the in-kind aids for the needs of the citizens at the time of disaster to the disaster area, Minister Yanık said, “These warehouses are Afyonkarahisar, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, İstanbul (2 units), İzmir. was established in the provinces of Kayseri, Konya, Osmaniye, Samsun, Trabzon and Van. In addition, in these logistics warehouses; Services such as social market and soup kitchen will also be provided for our citizens in need.”

Pointing out that they meet the needs of the citizens with the in-kind donation warehouses established, Minister Derya Yanık said that 6.008 products have been donated to the existing In-kind Donation Warehouses. Minister Yanik added that 27 percent of the donations made to these warehouses so far came from the private sector, 72 percent from NGOs and 1 percent from citizens.

“We provided 105 million TL in cash aid”

Stating that they transferred resources to the provinces through the Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations (SYDV) in order to meet the urgent and basic needs of the citizens after the disaster and to help the citizens with damage to their household goods, Minister Yanık said, “We have provided a total of 2022 million TL in cash aid in the disasters we have experienced since January 105. " said.

Günceleme: 29/12/2022 15:08

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