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UAE Pledges $13 Million In Aid To Quake-Hit Syria

UAE Pledges $13 Million In Aid To Quake-Hit Syria

Turkey Earthquake: The 7.8 magnitude quake struck near the Turkish city of Gaziantep prior to dawn on Monday, killing greater than 1,651 individuals in Turkey and also another 1,000 in adjoining Syria.

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pledged humanitarian help worth around $13.6 million to Syria following an earthquake in Turkey that eliminated at least 1,000 individuals in the war-torn nation, state media reported.

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck near the Turkish city of Gaziantep before dawn on Monday, killing more than 1,651 individuals in Turkey as well as another 1,000 in neighbouring Syria.

Emirati Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum “routed immediate humanitarian help to those influenced in Syria”, the official information company WAM said.

The support is valued at 50 million dirhams, it added.

Nations all over the world have mobilised quickly to send aid and rescue employees to influenced areas.

The UAE has dispatched a first airplane to Adana Airport terminal in southerly Turkey “carrying search as well as rescue teams, staffs, and medical tools”, WAM said.

The UAE said it was preparing to establish an area healthcare facility in Turkey and also will certainly additionally send out search as well as rescue teams to Syria, in addition to urgent alleviation materials and emergency situation aid, the news firm included.

Earlier on Monday, Emirati President Sheikh Mohamed container Zayed Al-Nahyan supplied his acknowledgements to his Syrian and Turkish counterparts in 2 separate phone calls, according to WAM.

He “stressed the UAE’s support for Syria as well as Turkiye and supplied to give any type of support in their efforts to reduce the impact of the earthquake”, it said.

The UAE resumed its consular office in the Syrian funding in December 2018, suggesting an effort to bring Syrian Head of state Bashar al-Assad’s program back right into the Arab fold after years of boycott.

Last March, Assad made a visit to the UAE– his first to an Arab state in greater than a decade of harsh civil battle.

Last Updated:  07 February 2023

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