Our founder Aral Sürmeli, a Robert College graduate, took part in the content Robert College created for the earthquake and talked about our activities in the field.
It took everyone a couple of days to realize the scale of the issue. Seeing the situation and having worked in disasters before, we knew what we needed to do.
Dr. Aral Sürmeli, who is also a graduate of Robert College and pioneered establishing MEDAK and HERA after completing his medical training to provide access to health services for displaced people, spoke to Robert College and explained its mission and aims as an NGO. Now the goal is to expand our health programs, connect them with development works and stay there for the long-term.