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  • Updated: March 03, 2023

Earthquake: Turkey's Erdoğan Launches ‘Risk Shield’ Against Future Disasters

President Erdoğan on Friday chaired the first meeting for the 'National Risk Shield Model' in Istanbul.

This is as the country mobilized experts to reduce fallout from disasters following the February 6 earthquakes.

The Risk Shield Model is a program aiming to boost preparedness and resistance against future disasters from floods and landslides to drought and forest fires.

Nearly one month after the deadly earthquakes claimed 45,000 lives in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday hosted a group of experts at the Dolmabahçe presidential office in Istanbul.

On the risk model, Erdoğan said; "We should include planning against pandemics, terrorism, migration flow and economic crisis as well.

"We have to consider terrorism trouble we are exposed to due to the region's geopolitics and social chaos.

"We need to adapt an approach beyond politics."

The model will guide Turkey to review measures in areas under risk from disasters and include steps to be taken during and after the disasters.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

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