Humanitarian programs and interventions in Turkey


In this article, the concept of humanitarian aid, the basic needs in crisis situations, the definition of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and EMDR as a humanitarian intervention are explained. General needs and needs in Middle East are discussed. Some of the published studies about the EMDR therapy as a humanitarian intervention are summarized. Training and humanitarian programs in Turkey are documented. Two of our important humanitarian projects with EMDR including Marmara earthquake training and Intervention and Kilis Syrian refugees projects are described in detail. The aim of this article is to underline the importance of basic elements of natural and man-made disasters in terms of organization, financing, training, and intervention.






Emre Konuk
Zeynep Zat

Original Work Citation

Konuk, E., & Zat, Z. (2015).  Humanitarian programs and interventions in Turkey. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 9(2), 106-113. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.9.2.106



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