Hungarian Mobile Clinics Arrive in Syria's Earthquake-Hit Area

  • 10 Feb 2023 9:07 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungarian Mobile Clinics Arrive in Syria's Earthquake-Hit Area
The three mobile clinics for which the Hungarian government earmarked 50 million forints (EUR 127,000) for the Hungarian Maltese Charity have arrived in the area of Syria hit hardest by the earthquake earlier this week, the foreign minister said.

The two smaller and one complex medical unit will be used to treat around 5,000 people in the city of Latakia over the coming weeks, Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Szijjártó said the Syrian-Hungarian rescue team pulled four people from the rubble on Wednesday.

The team will be working in Aleppo in the coming days, where some 60,000 people have been affected by the disaster, he added.

The minister, who is on his way to Tashkent, thanked the rescue teams for their efforts.

Hungarian Rescuers Save 27 Earthquake Survivors

Commenting on Hungarian rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Türkiye, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said Hungarian units have saved 27 survivors so far and found dozens of dead in the rubble.

Gergely Gulyás conveyed sympathies over the victims of the earthquake, which killed at least 5,000 people in Türkiye’s Hatay region and Syria on Monday.

Hungary’s embassy is in contact with all 16 Hungarian citizens in the region, and all are well, he said.

Since Wednesday evening, a total of 156 people and 26 dogs have been working in Hungarian missions in the Turkish area of the disaster, he added.

Turkish authorities and civil organisations started rescue operations on Monday, with some 110,000 rescuers, soldiers, policemen, health-care personnel and volunteers on the scene, he said.

Nearly 5,700 people from 50 countries are also helping the mission, he said.

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