Türkiye

Van Earthquake Humanitarian Aid Operation, Operations Update 14

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I. BRIEF SUMMARY

The Turkish Red Crescent, immediately after having been informed of the disaster, alarmed all its units over the country and established its Crisis Management Desks in the Disaster Management Center (HQ) (Ankara), the Northern Anatolia (Erzurum), the South-eastern Anatolia (Elazığ), the Eastern Anatolia (Muş), the Mediterranean (Adana), and the Eagean (İzmir) Regional Disaster Management Centers and Sivas and Diyarbakir Local Disaster Management Centers.

Immediately after the earthquake that struck at 13:41, for the assessment of the situation, Primary Teams have been deployed to the field, from the Van, Elazığ, Muş and Erzurum Disaster Management Centers and Turkish Red Crescent Branches. Information flow from the field has been gathered in the Crisis Desk of the Disaster Operation Center.