UAE rescuers race in opposition to time to avoid wasting earthquake survivors

Published: February 10, 2023

Friday, February tenth, 2023 8:37pm

By ARN News Staff


The UAE’s search and rescue groups are racing in opposition to time to avoid wasting folks trapped beneath the rubble of the latest earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The 134 rescuers are working beneath the ‘Gallant Knight/2’ operation led by the Joint Operations Command of the UAE Ministry of Defence.

The groups, who’re outfitted with specialised gear designed for main rescue operations, have been deployed throughout a number of affected areas of the 2 nations.

The UAE’s rescue personnel had been among the many first to achieve the quake-struck websites, a testomony to their speedy response to circumstances of pure disasters.

“The cataclysmic aftermath of the earthquake necessitated a serious stance to come to the aid of the Syrian and Turkish people, obligating us to match our response with the size of the disaster, in line with the UAE’s approach to dealing with such cases and our understanding of the urgency of the situation,” the Joint Operations Command mentioned in a press release.

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