Five search and rescue dogs rested on their stomachs after getting off the plane, waiting for quarantine.

(Photo by reporter Liu Xinde)

[Reporters Liu Xinde, Qiu Zhirou, Lin Huiqin, International News Center/Comprehensive Report] The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the border area between Turkey and Syria on the 6th has caused more than 41,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria so far.

Taiwan does not fall behind in sending warmth. The Ministry of Health and Welfare set up a special account for disaster relief on the 7th of this month. The deadline for receiving them is until March 6th. The latest statistics of the special account for disaster relief yesterday showed that as of 17:00 on February 14th, 10 There were 38,696 donations with a total amount of more than 682.44 million yuan.

After the Turkish government sent heavy machinery into the disaster area for excavation, Taiwan's search and rescue team ended the rescue work. The team of 130 members and five search and rescue dogs arrived at Taoyuan Airport at 2:46 pm yesterday.

The family members of the search and rescue team greeted and offered hugs with a pre-made slogan "Welcome the heroic father back to Taiwan". The scene was touching.

The five search and rescue dogs who returned to Taiwan rested on their stomachs at the airport after getting off the plane, waiting for quarantine.

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Minister of the Interior Lin Youchang expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Representative Office in Turkey for coordinating the local government and the charter flight rights. The team went back and forth to Turkey smoothly, carrying forward the spirit of "Taiwan Can Help, and Taiwan is helping".

Muhammed Berdibek, representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei, came to the scene and shook hands and hugged the search and rescue team members one by one.

"Thank you to the Taiwan Search and Rescue Team, no matter how many times I say it, it's not enough."

Huang Bocun, captain of Taiwan's special search team, said that the most important job at the international rescue site is to assist in the rescue. The Taiwan team found people who were crushed under the rubble, and finally rescued them together with the Turkish rescue team.

Beirong Disaster Relief 4 Medical and Nursing Attributed to Solid Training

Four doctors and nurses from the search and rescue team returned to Taipei Veterans General at 5:00 pm. Director Chen Weiming led his colleagues to welcome the glory of Beirong, which is also the light of Taiwan.

The four doctors and nurses pointed out that when they entered the disaster area, they deeply felt the horror of the natural disaster and the fragility of life, and they successfully completed the disaster relief mission, thanks to the solid training on weekdays, and they were proud of being able to do their part for the earthquake in Turkey.

Bei Dingke also went to Tzu Chi's Neihu Park yesterday to continue to arrange donations from all walks of life in Taiwan.

Bei Dingke said that he was in immediate contact with the Turkish Disaster Relief Command Center every day to adjust the delivery order of urgent and shortage materials, including thermos bottles, blankets, generators, electric heaters, etc., and planned to make a short film of the process to record the Taiwanese Love helps Turkey bit by bit.

UN seeks to raise 12.2 billion to aid Syrian disaster victims

Although there are miraculous rescues of survivors, the golden time for rescue has passed, international search and rescue teams have been withdrawn one after another, resettlement of millions of victims, reconstruction of disaster areas and health issues have become the most urgent issues, especially nearly 6,000 people were killed, but Syria, which is difficult to come to aid due to civil war factors.

The United Nations hopes to raise nearly 400 million U.S. dollars (approximately 12.2 billion Taiwan dollars) to rescue nearly 5 million Syrian victims and meet their needs for three months.

On the 10th, the United Nations sent the first batch of relief supplies to the rebel-controlled area through Bab al-Hawa, the "wind gate" in northwestern Syria.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to reopen the "Peace Gate" and another crossing to allow more aid to flow into northwestern Syria.

On the 14th, it was reported that nine people were rescued in the freezing Turkish disaster area, including a woman in the southern province of Hatay who survived for 205 hours and was rescued by the Ukrainian search and rescue team.

On the 15th, 130 members of the Taiwan Special Search and Rescue Team transferred from Istanbul Airport to the special plane of EVA Air to return to Taiwan. The representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei (right) shook hands and hugged the search and rescue team members to express their gratitude.

(Photo by reporter Liu Xinde)

Nurse Cai Huiqing (second from left), Director Huang Xianhao (third from left), Dr. Wang Zeyao (third from right), and nurse Yang Shujuan (second from right) who participated in the search and rescue mission in Turkey returned to China. Dean Chen Weiming (middle) led his colleagues to welcome them warmly.

(Provided by Beirong)