Pakistan, On the request of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the National Disaster Management Authority dispatched emergency supplies and a 20-person medical and rescue team to earthquake-ravaged Syria on Tuesday.
According to a press release, the NDMA has dispatched a 20-member medical and rescue team to Syria to assist earthquake victims.
According to Pakistani officials, a special chartered PIA flight from Islamabad to Syria was dispatched today. The flight to Damascus carried 131 winterized NDMA tents, 4 tonnes of pharmaceuticals, a rescue squad with first aid supplies, and winterized gear.
The relief team for Syria consists of a 10-member rescue team from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and ten doctors from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), with aid supplies also sent with the teams for Damascus. The supply also included 3,966 kilogrammes of medication.
Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Talha Mehmood and Special Assistant Hamid Hameed led the teams to Syria. The rescue squad will participate in urban search and rescue operations in Syria’s affected areas.