UAE concludes 'Operation Chivalrous Knight 2' in Syria, Turkey


The UAE's Ministry of Defence has announced the successful completion of "Operation Chivalrous Knight 2" in Syria and Turkey following the devastating earthquake that hit both countries in February.

The relief programme stands as one of the most successful unified operations carried out by Emirati national institutions, resulting in the rescue of dozens of people from the rubble and the treatment of 13,463 injured.

In addition, a massive humanitarian airlift of 15,164 tonnes of aid was conducted, transporting 6,912 tonnes of emergency supplies, including tents, food, and medicine, on 260 flights.

Furthermore, 8,252 tonnes of humanitarian aid were transported using four cargo ships to deliver relief and reconstruction materials to the affected areas.

The Joint Operations Command said it will continue its ongoing commitment to supporting Syria through the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and reiterated the continuous provision of food and medical supplies, as well as psychological and social support, remains a top priority for the UAE.

Carried out under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the aid effort was a collaboration between the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, Emirates Red Crescent, Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

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