The United Arab Emirates despatched extra help to Greece on Thursday to assist combat the wildfires within the nation. Forest fires have plagued the broader jap Mediterranean area for weeks, together with elements of the Middle East.
The Emirates Red Crescent despatched an plane loaded with meals, medical provides, firefighting clothes, hoses and extra to Athens. The UAE additionally deployed a helicopter to assist include the fires and dispatched a aircraft containing related provides on Tuesday, in keeping with the official Emirates News Agency.
Massive wildfires have raged throughout Europe and the Middle East this month in international locations on the Mediterranean Sea. Fires in Turkey, Algeria, Lebanon and Syria have triggered dying, destruction and displacement.
The UAE and Greece are shut allies and align on many regional points, together with opposition to Turkey’s drilling actions within the jap Mediterranean.
The Emirates generally sends help to different international locations within the area as properly. Last month, the UAE gave COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tunisia.