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Turkey

Disaster Profile

Turkey is prone to earthquakes, droughts, heavy rain and floods, landslides, rock falls, forest fires, wind and snowstorms, avalanches, heat waves and fog.

CADRI Support to Turkey

The capacity assessment mission in Turkey was implemented in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

The Capacity Assessment was conducted using the CADRI methodology according to the five Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) priority areas, namely:

  • institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction
  • risk identification, assessment and communication
  • knowledge, training and education
  • reducing underlying risk factors
  • enhancing disaster preparedness and response capacities.

The results of the DRR capacity assessment contributed to the development of national components as part of the regional capacity development component of the SEEDRMAP.