Turkish Red Crescent becomes 'more effective'

Red Crescent president says aid agency is building on its capacity to meet today’s needs and be fit for future trends

Turkish Red Crescent becomes 'more effective'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Red Crescent is modernizing its internal structure in order to make it "more effective", the head of the aid body Kerem Kinik told Anadolu Agency.

He added the Turkish Red Crescent was transforming all its processes into a more "transparent" and "accountable" model.

"We're going through a process of change management and development within the institution. We aim to adapt ourselves to today's conditions and needs, and future trends to reach our latest vision," said Kinik on Thursday in the capital Ankara.

The Turkish Red Crescent is working on technology to more transparently share with the public the work it does and the support it requires.

"Hopefully, in the near future we will say: 'If you donate money to the Red Crescent, you can instantly follow your donation with a tracking code ticket we’ll provide you'," he said.

Kinik added the Red Crescent will be even more pro-active with the new system in national and international humanitarian affairs.

He said both Turkey and non-governmental organizations had faced a "painful" reality during the devastating 1999 Marmara earthquake, which left at least 17,000 people dead and 50,000 injured.

"Hence, these transitions takes place to stay relevant and effective in our humanitarian work. It is our people who demand this transition and we are responsible to stay relevant and effective to serve" he added.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2018, 13:50