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More than 200 planes carrying humanitarian aid flew to regime-controlled areas of Syria a pair ago of Earthquakes centered in Turkey on February 6 devastated region, according to a statement made by official on Wednesday.

Help came mostly from the Allies of President Bashar al-Assad government Since magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6 hit the war-torn country and neighboring Turkey, killing more from 45,000 people.

“So far, 213 planes carrying aid have landed from the earthquake in Syria”, including 92 from the Emirates, Suleiman Khalil, N official From the Syrian Ministry of Transport, to AFP.

after more who hold of Assad regime war remains forsaken in the West.

But the earthquake killed more from 3600 people in Syria has provoked Arab outreach to its internationally isolated government, which was expelled from the Arab League after the conflict erupted in 2011.

The United Arab Emirates first Gulf state to normalize relations with Assad regime after many years boycottlargely leading regional relief efforts.

correctness minister Abdul Rahman al-Owais went on a official Tuesday trip to the earthquake in Syria -hit The coast, which is under the regime’s control, told reporters that it wished for A universal unified stand for face This is a huge human challenge. “

the latest flight to land in Damascus was a Norwegian plane carrying 14 tons of Red Cross aid, including large tents with Stoves, water pumps and water purification equipment.

“Those affected are very vulnerable due to years of Jurgen Halldorsen said “War and Crisis” of Norwegian Red Cross.

Damascus also made a official plea to the European Union for help after two days of deadly earthquake struck, with The EU Commission encourages members to respond to the request.

The civil war in Syria, which was triggered By government suppression of Pro-democracy demonstrations, claimed the lives of about 500,000 people and displaced those around them half pre-war country population.

Even before the earthquake, most of them of the population He was in need of humanitarian assistance. the latest The disaster has only accumulated on more misery.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said on Wed was benefit of Temporary relief of Penalties against Syria designed to allow To be humanitarian aid more Easily distributed in The war-torn country yet deadly earthquakes.

“Which is moving Very quickly now together with Our partners to take advantage of it of this pause in sanctions,” Rick Brennan, regional emergency manager of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region in a press briefing.

“we’ve got already I started ordering equipment And supplies, we work with United Nations partners on Collective approach to benefit of the pause. “

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