ALGIERS – Tuesday, 12 September 2023 (APS) – Algeria has devoted three aircrafts coming under the Air Forces of the People’s National Army to transport rescue and intervention teams of the Civil Protection and humanitarian aid to the Kingdom of Morocco, following the earthquake that hit this country last Friday.

Made up of 93 specialized agents, the intervention and rescue team of the Civil Protection was preparing Monday to leave Algeria, from the military base of Boufarik, for the Kingdom of Morocco aboard three aircrafts, pending the green light from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the take-off of these planes.

Following the announcement by the Moroccan minister of Justice on the acceptance of the Algerian aid, the Algerian authorities ordered to send three planes to Morocco.

The intervention and rescue team of the Civil Protection is getting ready to go to this country aboard three aircrafts, two of which will transport medicines, beds, tents and foodstuffs, while the third one will transport the intervention team with their equipment and dogs trained for search and rescue.

In this regard, the deputy director of statistics and information at the General Directorate of the Civil Protection (DGPC), Colonel Farouk Achour underlined that “the team which will go to Morocco is made up of elements specialized in the management of major natural disasters, other teams specialized in rescuing people trapped beneath rubble, a medical team and a logistic team with an experience enabling it to provide immediate help.”

For her part, the head of the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) Ibtissam Hamlaoui said that the 100-tonne aid comprises tents, beds, blankets, food parcels, as well as medicines for urgent surgeries,” affirming “CRA’s willingness to support the brotherly Moroccan people.”