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Pr release: UK responds to Türkiye’s request for assistance with immediate application of search & rescue and medical teams following earthquakes

  • 76 UK search & rescue specialists, four search canines and rescue equipment will certainly arrive in Türkiye this evening.
  • UK is also sending an Emergency Healthcare Team to assess the situation on the ground.
  • UK is in connection with the UN on crisis humanitarian support to those affected in Syria.

In Syria, the UK-funded White Helmets have mobilised their assets to respond. A airline flight is expected to depart the united kingdom at 4pm and show up around 9pm local time in Gaziantep. We stand ready to provide further support because needed.

The UK is certainly sending immediate support in order to Türkiye including a group of 76 search & rescue specialists, equipment and rescue dogs. The Government is deploying the team of experts to assist on the ground in Türkiye following the 7. 8 and seven. 5 magnitude earthquakes plus subsequent aftershocks. Jill Morris, Uk Ambassador-Designate to Türkiye, said:

In north-west Syria, the UK-aid funded Whitened Helmets have activated a substantial search and rescue response and mobilised all their resources to respond to emerging needs. The UK will immediately deploy emergency response teams in order to Türkiye to assist rescue attempts.

Our thoughts are usually with all those affected by the earthquakes today. We pay out tribute to the brave Turkish first responders working to conserve lives. The Government is in contact with British humanitarian workers in the affected areas, and we stand prepared to provide support to any British nationals affected.   Anyone in Türkiye and in need of urgent help ought to call +90 312 455 3344. Anyone in the UK worried about relatives or friends need to call the Foreign, Earth & Development Office (FCDO) in London on 020 7008 5000.

The particular British Embassy in Ankara is in close contact with the particular Turkish authorities to understand the way you can best support individuals on the ground. The UK is providing support that the Turkish govt have asked for. The UK Worldwide Search and Rescue team have specialist search machines including seismic listening devices, concrete cutting and smashing equipment, propping and shoring tools. Foreign Admin James Cleverly said:


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