Hungary Sends Assistance to Earthquake-hit Türkiye, Syria

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Hungary is sending more search and rescue teams to Türkiye, as well as mobile medical units to Syria, after an earthquake hit the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

In a statement issued by his ministry, Szijjártó said a team of 55 rescue workers, along with two rescue dogs, were ordered to Turkiye by Interior Minister Sándor Pintér on Monday. They arrived in two buses, with four lorries, in Türkiye's Hatay Province in the evening and started work early Tuesday, he added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has contacted the Pest County Search and Rescue Service, the Életjel Fire and Rescue Team, and Hungarian Baptist Aid which will send 46 rescue workers and 15 rescue dogs to Türkiye on Tuesday, backed by HUF 40 million in support from the government, he said.

The government has provided the Hungarian Charity of the Order of Malta with HUF 50 mln to send two mobile medical units to the area of Syria hit hardest by the earthquake, he added.

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