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‘OPERATION DOST’- India Sends Humanitarian Assistance To Turkey And Syria

The Turkey-Syria earthquake has left the whole world in shock. It is truly one of the most devastating natural calamities with the magnitude of 7.8. The Turkey-Syria death toll currently stands at 9,487. However, according to the rescuers as well as the aid organizations, the number of fatalities will only be rising as many people are still buried underneath the wreckage. Many teams are present at the site of the earthquake and the search for survivors is still ongoing. India has sent four C-17 aircrafts carrying over 108 tons of relief material, equipment, and rescue personnel’s to Turkey.

“Under #OperationDost, India is sending search and rescue teams, a field hospital, materials, medicines and equipment to Turkey and Syria. This is an ongoing operation and we would be posting updates,” tweeted Jaishankar.

India sent emergency help

India also sent emergency supplies to those who were vastly affected by the tragic earthquake that took place in Syria on 6 February 2022. Syria received 6 tons of relief material including emergency use medicines as well as essential medical items. They transported the relief supplies on a C130J aircraft and sent along necessary items including general and protective gear and equipment such as ECG machines and monitors. The effect of this earthquake is truly disturbing and has led to massive destruction and the loss of many loved ones.

Over the years, India has extended it’s hand to help out Syria. Whether it be with humanitarian or technical assistance through bilateral or even multilateral channels. Shipments of food and medicine have been sent to Syria on a regular basis, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

India’s immediate response to the Turkey-Syria earthquake crisis as well as it’s commitment to help those who were struck by the massive calamity shows its dedication to support the disaster-stricken communities and help those in need.

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