Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Following the earthquake, engineers and search dogs were dispatched to Turkey and Syria

Engineers, search dogs sent to Turkey, Syria after quake

 To assist in the search for and rescue of Monday's earthquake survivors, structural engineers, soldiers, paramedics, and handlers of trained search dogs are making their way to Turkey and Syria. A look at the assistance that is being provided:

The Copernicus satellite system of the European Union has been activated to provide emergency mapping services and the European Union has mobilized search and rescue teams to assist Turkey. There have been contributions from at least 19 member nations. Additionally, the European Commission is assisting Syria's neighbor by providing financial support to humanitarian organizations that oversee search and rescue operations.

Teams to support search and rescue efforts are being coordinated by the United States to provide Turkey with immediate assistance. Six specially trained dogs and nearly 100 firefighters and structural engineers from Los Angeles County were being sent to Turkey from California.

Syria, which has been devastated by war, demanded assistance from the United Nations and its members with rescue efforts, health services, shelter, and food aid. The earthquake damaged territory held by the government as well as the final opposition-held enclave.

One of the public hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo has received enough surgical supplies from the International Committee of the Red Cross to treat 100 patients. Aleppo, Latakia, and Tartous are currently receiving additional medical supplies. Additionally, the Red Cross is providing blankets, mattresses, canned food, and other essentials for distribution in the numerous shelters being established in affected areas.

The Emergencies Ministry sent Russian rescue teams to Syria, where the Russian military has already sent 10 units with 300 people to help clear debris and look for survivors. The Russian military has established distribution points for humanitarian aid. Turkey has also received assistance from Russia, which was accepted.

150 engineers, medical professionals, and other aid workers from the Israeli army are joining a search and rescue team to help save lives in Turkey. After years of tension, the two nations are repairing their ties. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, stated that he has also approved a request for humanitarian assistance for Syria. Syria and Israel have no diplomatic ties.

The Chinese government has sent 82 rescuers to Adana, Turkey, to help. They brought 21 tons of rescue supplies and equipment, and they include specialists in both medical treatment and search and rescue. A non-governmental rescue and search organization from Zhejiang province, according to China's CCTV, also sent an advanced team to Turkey.

The Palestinian Authority will send two humanitarian missions to Turkey and Syria, according to Riad Malki, the country's foreign minister. Medical and civil defense teams will participate in the aid missions.

Greece, Turkey's historic rival and neighbor, is sending a military transport plane filled with 21 rescuers, two rescue dogs, a special rescue vehicle, a structural engineer, five doctors, and experts in seismic planning.

According to the Lebanese military, a team of fifteen members from the engineering regiment will assist in rescue efforts in government-held regions of Syria. The army had sent 20 members of the same regiment to Turkey the previous day to assist rescuers frantically searching for survivors there.

A 55-member team from one of the rival governments in Libya has stated that it will assist in the rescue efforts in Turkey. The team, according to Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibah's administration, will include four dogs and medical personnel.

In order to treat the wounded, Spanish medical personnel will establish a field hospital in Turkey. Spain's Military Emergency Unit has sent troops and drones to Malatya airport, where the Turkish government has set up an international aid center. Through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Spain will also contribute to aid efforts. Through its NGOs, Spain will also contribute to the rescue efforts in Syria.

On Tuesday, a 50-member rescue team from the civil protection agency THW in Germany will travel to Turkey. A group from International Search and Rescue Germany has arrived in Turkey and is on its way to Kirikhan, near the Syrian border, with 42 experts and seven dogs. Additionally, Germany has been preparing deliveries of water treatment equipment, tents, blankets, and emergency generators.

Turkey is the destination for a 118-person rescue and search team that is being transported by a South Korean military aircraft. In addition, it is promising additional humanitarian assistance and sending medical supplies.

Pakistan has sent two flights of aid, one with 50 members of a search and rescue team and one with relief supplies. Wednesday will see the beginning of daily aid flights to Turkey and Syria, according to the government, and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a relief fund and urged individuals to make generous contributions. All government employees are contributing a day's salary, and the federal cabinet is contributing a month's salary.

In addition to an emergency medical team and 76 search-and-rescue specialists with equipment and dogs, Britain is sending them to Turkey. Additionally, the United Kingdom claims to be in communication with the United Nations regarding providing aid to Syrian victims.

Turkey will receive specially trained dog squads, equipment, and 100 search and rescue personnel from India's Natural Disaster Response Force for relief efforts. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that medical teams with trained doctors, paramedics, and essential medicines are also prepared.

Turkey will receive 13 tons of equipment, five search dogs, and 130 members of Taiwan's rescue team. According to Interior Minister Lin Yu-chang, one group left late on Monday for Turkey, and another was sent on Tuesday. Taiwan had previously stated that it would give Turkey $200,000.

22 rescuers and 14 dogs from the Swiss rescue dog service REDOG will travel to Turkey. Additionally, the government stated that it would send 80 specialists in search and rescue to the nation, including army disaster specialists.

68 rescuers, including firefighters, doctors, structural engineers, and experts with sniffer dogs, are being sent to Turkey by the Czech Republic.

A group of approximately 75 rescue workers from Japan is heading to Turkey.

84 soldiers from an Austrian military disaster relief unit have offered to go to Turkey.

Poland is delivering equipment to Turkey along with 76 trained firefighters and eight dogs.

Two military aircraft are delivering specialized personnel and supplies to Turkey from Romania.

Turkey will receive rescue vehicles, 40 personnel, ten dogs, and rescue equipment from Croatia.

21 rescuers and three liaison officers will be sent to Turkey by Serbia.

At least 24 firefighters from Montenegro are heading to Turkey.

55 rescue workers, according to the president of Moldova, have been sent to Turkey.

Turkey will receive rescue teams from France.

On behalf of King Abdullah II, Jordan is providing Turkey and Syria with urgent assistance.

According to Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, the nation will send rescue specialists and equipment to Turkey.

Turkey will receive urgent humanitarian assistance from Egypt.

The Civil Protection Agency of Italy has offered Turkey assistance. The Italian military claims that transport flights will transport equipment in addition to health and other personnel as a firefighting team was preparing to depart from Pisa.

In addition to providing food, blankets, tents, and other necessities, New Zealand is contributing $316,000 to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and $632,000 to the Turkish Red Crescent.

The Turkish Red Crescent and the Syrian Red Crescent will each receive $200,000 in humanitarian assistance from the China Red Cross Society.

Turkey has received emergency teams from Albania and Kosovo to assist in search and rescue. Firefighters, members of the army, and medical personnel make up the 53-strong team from Albania.

Through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Finland will provide humanitarian assistance in the amounts of one million euros to Syria and Turkey. People who have lost their homes will benefit from the assistance in the form of food, shelter, medical supplies, and psychosocial support.

In support of the victims, the Orthodox Church of Greece has announced a charity drive and prayer services.

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