UAE's 'Bridges of Giving' campaign launches in Latakia, Syria


The UAE's "Bridges of Giving" relief campaign has launched in Latakia in Syria, supporting quake victims, as part of Operation "Gallant Knight 2".

The campaign has been organised by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in collaboration with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

Engineer Amer Ismael Hilal, Governor of Latakia, along with a number of officials and ERC representatives attended part of the campaign's activities, and were briefed on volunteers' efforts in packing food parcels as part of the Gallant Knight 2's rehabilitation and recovery phase.

The governor praised the efforts of the UAE in providing support for those affected by the earthquake by delivering food, medical aid and medical equipment via humanitarian airlift in addition to the support sent via the Emirati aid ship that docked at the Latakia port on March 12.

He emphasised that the UAE has been among the first nations to support Syria since the disaster began.

Mohamed Al-Junaibi, the ERC Representative in Syria, said, “we will continue to provide relief aid for those affected by the earthquake, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and we will spare no effort in supporting the brotherly people of Syria.”

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