Home News UAE President orders additional $50m in relief aid for Syria The UAE is continuing to send relief supplies to Syria and Türkiye, with more than 70 flights sent to both countries so far, carrying food, medical supplies and other items by Gulf Business February 16, 2023 UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered an additional $50m to be provided as relief aid for quake-impacted victims in Syria. A sum of $20m from this amount will be allocated to implement humanitarian projects in response to the emergency appeal from the UN regarding Syria. The projects will be carried out in coordination with the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), according to the state news agency, WAM. UAE’s ongoing support for Syria and Türkiye The additional aid is part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to support the Syrian people, provide required assistance as relief for quake-affected people, and support the efforts of the UN and its partners in providing further relief aid to mitigate the disaster’s fallout. The UAE President had previously ordered the provision of $50m to aid those affected by earthquakes in Syria and an additional $50m to aid people in Türkiye. Read: UAE President sends aid worth $100m to Syria, Türkiye Meanwhile, the UAE is continuing to send relief supplies to Syria and Türkiye, with over 70 flights sent so far to both countries. UAE sends additional food, medical and sheltering supplies to quake-affected people in Syria and Turkiye#WamNews https://t.co/yxYQDRmFs9 pic.twitter.com/i2YppSMSJD — WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) February 15, 2023 For the Syrian side, the 38 flights airlifted about 1,243 metric tonnes of food and medical aid, in addition to 2,893 tents, enough to shelter around 20,000 people. A search and rescue (SAR) team, comprising 42 rescuers, was also sent to Syria to carry out SAR missions in quake-hit areas. As for Turkiye, 32 flights airlifted medical equipment and supplies, and 927 shelter materials, to help 5,000 beneficiaries. A field hospital was opened in the İslahiye district of Gaziantep, Türkiye, with an inpatient ward comprising 50 fully-equipped beds, operating rooms and a medical team of 75 doctors, nurses and assistants, with another 200-bed hospital recently completed in the Hatay province. In addition, a SAR team, comprising 92 rescuers, was sent to carry out SAR operations in Kahramanmaraş, according to WAM. Also read: UAE establishes field hospital, sends search and rescue teams to Türkiye, Syria Tags Earthquake relief News Relief Aid Syria Turkey UAE 0 Comments Share Tweet Share Share You might also like Stiff Dhs10,000 fine announced for UAE corporate tax dodgers UAE’s property market shows no sign of cooling off, says CBRE UAE weather: NCM forecasts cloudy skies, rainfall from Feb 28-March 1 UAE to announce petrol prices for March: will rates increase?