Jordan steps up relief efforts to earthquake-hit Syria, Turkey

PSD Search and rescue team
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AMMAN — The secretary-general of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, Hussein Shibli, announced that the organization is working to provide more air and land aid convoys to the areas affected by the recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey. اضافة اعلان

According to a statement by Shibli on Saturday, Jordan was early in supporting search and rescue efforts, as per Royal directives.

Aid effortsLast Tuesday, the Jordanian International Search and Rescue Team was dispatched to the affected areas. The team consisted of 99 specialized rescuers and five doctors from the Royal Medical Services.

Jordan also sent its first aid plane to Turkey on Wednesday, which was followed by another plane to Syria the same day.

On Thursday, Jordan sent an additional aid plane to Aleppo, and a land convoy of seven trucks was sent that same night.

Field hospitalShibli also mentioned that the Jordanian Armed Forces-Arab Army has set up an integrated field hospital in Turkey, equipped with various medical facilities, including surgery clinics, orthopedics, radiology, and a pharmacy.

The hospital also has two operating rooms, an ambulance, and emergency services to assist with treating those injured by the earthquake.

AmbulancesIn addition, 10 ambulances provided by the Mallouk Trading Company in Jordan have entered Syria through the Nasib border post in Daraa, to participate in the rescue operations.

Shibli called on all civil and popular sectors to coordinate with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization to ensure that the relief assistance reaches those affected by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey.

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