International aid continues on the 4th day of the earthquake


According to the information received from the officials of the Turkish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the UAE launched a comprehensive aid operation to Turkey after the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on the instructions of UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the 6th of February, when the earthquake took place, to express his condolences and support. As part of the joint operation initiated by the Turkish Red Crescent Foundation and the Emirates Red Crescent on the same day, search-and-rescue, medical teams, generators and similar needed tools and equipment have been shipped to Turkey with 11 military cargo planes so far.

UAE to build two field hospitals

UAE authorities also took action to establish 2 field hospitals. The third type of field hospital, with a capacity of 50 beds and capable of performing 20 operations per day, is planned to operate in the Nurdağı district of Gaziantep.

President of the UAE, Al Nahyan, announced on February 7 that 50 million dollars in cash aid would be given to Turkey due to the earthquake.

The UAE Red Crescent launched a comprehensive aid campaign for Turkey and Syria yesterday. As part of the “Bridges of Goodness Initiative” aid campaign, it was announced that cash and in-kind aids would be collected in centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for 2 weeks starting from Sunday.

Turkey’s Abu Dhabi Embassy and Dubai Consulate General had launched an in-kind aid collection campaign on the basis of the needs list shared by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) as of 7 February.

The campaign, which was also covered in the UAE press, was supported by Emirati citizens, the Azerbaijani community in the UAE, other nations residing in this country, and many people from diplomatic representations.

Within the scope of the campaign, approximately 300 packages of in-kind aid collected in a short period of 36 hours will be sent to Turkey by Turkish Airlines’ Dubai-Istanbul flight.

In addition, Turkey’s Ambassador to Abu Dhabi Tugay Tunçer gave interviews to The National, Gulf News and SkyNews Arabia newspapers regarding the earthquake in Turkey and the aid provided by the UAE.

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