Direct Relief by Brea Burkholz
On Sunday, May 7, a 747 freighter chartered by Direct Relief will depart Los Angeles for Adana, Turkey. He is carrying 69 tons of medicines and medical supplies for people in northern Syria recovering from February’s devastating earthquake.
Upon arrival in Adana, the consignment of 166 pallets will be loaded onto trucks and taken across the border to Syria. There, the Syrian American Medical Association (SAMS), the Independent Medical Association, and Syrian Relief and Development.
This is the third charter flight full of medical aid that Direct Relief has sent to Syria and Turkey since the earthquake struck.
Medical assistance en route to Syria
Medicines for acute problems:
- antifungals and antibiotics
- pain reliever
- orthopedic products
- wound care
Medications to manage chronic diseases:
- Cardiovascular – high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Psychiatric drugs Cancer drugs
- Family planning and emergency contraception
- field medic backpack
- emergency health kit
- solar light
In April, Direct Relief and FedEx announced that a humanitarian relief flight carrying 80 tons of medical supplies for earthquake-affected areas had arrived in Turkey. Aid on board the FedEx MD-11 cargo plane included specially requested antibiotics, respiratory medications, anti-epileptic therapy, vitamins for children and adults, personal protective equipment, hygiene products and more. .
In March, 80 tonnes of aid arrived in Turkey and was trucked to Syria to support the Syrian American Medical Society, Independent Doctors Association and Syria Relief and Development.
Direct Relief has provided more than 400 tons of medical aid to medical facilities in Turkey and Syria since the early February earthquake.
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