Rescue workers and volunteers conduct search and rescue operations in the rubbles of collasped buildings in Turkey and Syria on Monday. AFP / AP
The operation includes the participation of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation; and the Emirates Red Crescent.
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The humanitarian and medical aid comes within the framework of the urgent response to mitigate the repercussions of the earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey.
Meanwhile, the first aid plane took off from Abu Dhabi to Adana Airport, southern Turkey, carrying search and rescue teams, crews, and medical equipment.
According to the Prime Minister Office, the consignment arranged by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) consists of family tents, tarpaulins, blankets and emergency medicines.
Sheikh Mohamed directed the dispatch of a search and rescue team and the provision of urgent relief supplies and emergency aid to those affected by the earthquake in Syria to help families in the hardest-hit areas.
The UAE has, so far, sent search and rescue teams, which comprise 92 members, to Turkey. The UAE's search and rescue teams are continuing their efforts despite the harsh weather conditions.
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