Tunisia sends third plane to Syria

Tunisia sends third plane to Syria

08/02/2023 17:15, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- A third plane carrying urgent humanitarian aid to Syria took off on Wednesday afternoon.

Rescue and medical crews were also dispatched, as part of solidarity with the Syrian people after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s northwest, the Prime Ministry said on Wednesday.

Tunisia sent a total of three planeloads of relief supplies so far consisting of 28 tonnes of food and medical supplies provided, in particular, by the Tunisian Red Crescent.

Two military aircraft arrived Tuesday in Syria and Turkey. They were carrying tons of emergency aid, including foodstuffs, blankets and medicines, in addition to a Civil Protection team and medical staff to assist rescue efforts in quake-hit areas.

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