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​AMDA Emergency Relief #12: Earthquakes in Türkiye

Publication date:2023-08-03
AMDA has been continuing its efforts to support the victims of huge earthquakes that devastated the southern part of Türkiye this February. 

Starting on 11 February (five days after the quake hit), AMDA dispatched its medical team to affected regions twice until 9 March. During that time, two doctors, two nurses, and one coordinator took part in the mission. The team responded to the needs of local residents by providing medical consultation services and distributing emergency supplies.

Although the mission had initially been completed after a month-long period, AMDA decided to continue providing assistance after assessing the humanitarian needs on the ground.  

As of now, the post-quake support activities have been carried out with a local doctors’ association in Adiyaman, a south-eastern city where AMDA had previously operated. The project has been held on a medium-to-long-term basis.

The Adiyaman doctors’ association has keenly provided emergency assistance since the outset of the disaster by collaborating with a doctors’ association in Istanbul and local volunteer doctors. 

Currently, the organization runs a temporary clinic in one of the truck containers which the government provided for makeshift accommodations. (The containers can house 165 families in total.) The clinic has been offering free dental check-ups, and antenatal care for pregnant women.

Meanwhile, the organization called on psychiatrists to provide psychological support to quake victims immediately after the tremor struck. Presently, a specialized mental-care team has been formed in conjunction with the opening of four general clinics. Moreover, the organization has been constructing a day-care facility for children with an emphasis on their psychological support.
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Turkey
    •  2023
    •  ER & Reconstruction