Royal Jordanian Air Force sends first relief aircraft to Syria, Turkey

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AMMAN — The Royal Jordanian Air Force has launched its first a relief operation to assist those affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. اضافة اعلان

The first relief aircraft, loaded with vital equipment, left the country on Tuesday, according to Al-Mamlaka TV. 

The Jordanian rescue team, consisting of 99 international search and rescue team members and five doctors from royal medical services, will join forces with the Hashemite Charity Authority to deliver much-needed aid to the affected areas.

DonationsThe Hashemite Charity Organization, which is the only body responsible for collecting and delivering aid, has been working with local authorities in Syria and Turkey to ensure that the necessary preparations are in place for the relief operation. 

The charity has also made an appeal to national institutions and individuals to donate medical supplies, blankets, tents, winter clothing, food parcels, and cash to support the relief effort.

The Jordanian International Search and Rescue Team is affiliated with the Public Security Directorate and is one of the world's top professional rescue teams, with a high international classification. 

The team's expertise and experience will be invaluable in ensuring the successful delivery of aid to those in need.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs emphasized that any donations, either cash or in-kind, will be delivered through the Hashemite Charity Organization. 

Two powerful earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing over 5,000 people, destroying thousands of buildings, and affecting many lives in a region already grappling with war, a refugee crisis, and economic distress.

The death toll and the number of injured are expected to rise as rescue crews continue to search for survivors and dig bodies out of the ruins.

One of Monday's earthquakes was the strongest recorded in Turkey since 1939, reaching a magnitude of 7.8 and felt in several countries including Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Lebanon.

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