The team comprising some 45 staff from the SwAF and MSB has been in the Turkish area worst affected by the earthquake for about a week to help dig out people from under the rubble. The team also brought search dogs that helped find several people alive. The team also assisted with emergency trauma care and other medical help to injured survivors.
Now, the rescue effort enters a different stage, and Sweden will focus on providing humanitarian aid to Turkey, as for example medicines and medical equipment, provisions and PPE, and to build emergency housing.
“Our staff has worked very hard and cooperated well with other rescue teams on site. As the rescue effort now enters the next stage, the SwAF continues to support the MSB by providing housing materiel, provisions and PPE”, says Major General Carl-Johan Edström, Commander Joint Forces Command.