UAE sends more food, medical, sheltering supplies to quake-affected people in Syria, Turkey

The Emirates has sent 41 cargo planes to Syria, and 33 to Turkey, bringing the total number of flights carrying relief aids to 74

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A local resident, whose loved ones are still under the rubble, stand in front of the collapsed buildings in Hatay on February 15, 2023. Photo: AFP
A local resident, whose loved ones are still under the rubble, stand in front of the collapsed buildings in Hatay on February 15, 2023. Photo: AFP

Published: Thu 16 Feb 2023, 1:01 AM

For the tenth day in a row, the UAE is sending more relief assistance to people affected by the earthquakes that struck Syria and Turkey recently as part of the''Gallant Knight / 2'' operation.

The UAE sent 41 cargo planes to Syria and 33 to Turkey, bringing to 74 the total aid flights to both countries, carrying 1,881 tonnes of food and medical supplies and tents.

As part of the operation, the UAE search and rescue teams are strenuously carrying out their missions to search for survivors under the rubble.

UAE dispatched planes loaded with medical and food supplies. Photo: Anadolu agency
UAE dispatched planes loaded with medical and food supplies. Photo: Anadolu agency

Earlier on Wednesday, the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered the provision of an additional $50 million as relief aid for quake-affected people in Syria, with US$20 million of the sum to be allocated to implement humanitarian projects in response to the emergency appeal of the United Nations (UN) regarding Syria.

The project will be carried out in coordination with the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).

The additional aid batch is a continuation of the UAE's ongoing efforts to support the Syrian people, provide required assistance as relief for quake-affected people, and to support the efforts of the UN and its partners in providing further relief aid to mitigate the disaster's fallout.

The UAE President had previously directed providing $50 million to aid those affected by earthquakes in Syria, and an additional $50 million to aid people in Turkey.

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