In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, AFD Group is financing a number of projects including one in Hatay, the southernmost province of Turkey, which provides vulnerable Turks, Syrian refugees and migrants with primary healthcare services and protection, along with mental health and psychological support.
The initiative, financed by AFD’s CSO Initiatives Fund with a €1.3 million grant and led by Dünya Doktorlari (Médecins du Monde Turkey), is one of five projects financed by AFD Group.
After the emergency intervention, the project will focus on a post-emergency intervention, with technical training and a phased handover to the local authorities. This second stage of the project aims to reinforce the capacities of institutional actors and stakeholders in Turkey, and improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare services for the most vulnerable.
This project, implemented by Dünya Doktorlari (Médecins du Monde Turkey), is part of a broader mobilization by AFD, which is deploying a wide range of tools to support Turkey’s reconstruction. In addition, four other projects are contributing to reconstruction, including:
- Two grants, each for €1.3 million, to the NGOs MSYD-YSYD and SENED to strengthen their capacities, improve access to healthcare and social services for the people affected, and improve living conditions
- €50 million of financing from AFD to a Turkish development bank to support a green post-earthquake reconstruction and help safeguard and create jobs in the region
- €105 million of financing from Proparco to three Turkish private banks as part of the Turkey Earthquake Response Program, a €600 million project coordinated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and led by several partners to support the SMEs affected
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