Annual International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Steering Group Meeting was held on May 10 in Geneva this year. INSARAG Regional Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons, INSARAG working Group Chairpersons, INSARAG USAR Team Leaders and members of the INSARAG Secretariat and the Federation of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations were present at the meeting.
Deputy Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Önder Bozkurt who also served as the Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEME) Regional Chairperson of INSARAG addressed steering group members at the meeting. He mentioned Quality Standards of INSARAG 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, Flexible Response and Partnership goals during his speech.
Bozkurt invited all members to the AEME Regional SIMEX Exercise which will be held in October in Türkiye and the AEME Regional Meeting. He also called on INSARAG members to establish common logistics warehouses including tents and other humanitarian aid materials which will be used by member state’s teams during disasters.