INSARAG is a global network of more than 80 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG deals with urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on “Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance”

IER AFAD Istanbul
The INSARAG USAR team, AFAD successfully underwent the re-classified as a heavy team.
IEC AFAD-2 Ankara
The AFAD-2 Ankara completed the INSARAG External Classification as a Heavy USAR Team.
The Urban Search and Rescue Coordination Course (UC Course) was held 27-3rd March in France
IEC South Africa
The USAR-South Africa completed the INSARAG External Classification as a Medium USAR Team.