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Turkey wildfires and flooding: QRCS, AFAD sign $30 bn deal

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed on Wednesday a partnership agreement with Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) to respond to the recent wildfires and flooding across the country, with a total budget of $30 million.
Under the two-year agreement, several activities will be carried out, such as reconstruction of affected residential areas, compensation for the losses of the public (such as agricultural crops, commercial facilities, vehicles, and other private property), and cash and in-kind aid for affected families.
These activities are estimated to benefit 247,000 persons in 25 districts across five provinces. The agreement also involves exchange of experience and capacity-building in terms of systems of disaster information management, early warning, communication and technology in emergencies, and risk management or reduction.