The Emirati search and rescue team has completed its humanitarian missions in the Kingdom of Morocco, which were carried out in accordance with the directives of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
According to WAM (the Emirates News Agency), the efforts of the Emirati team reflect the historical and distinguished fraternal relations between the two sisterly countries, both in leadership and among the people, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, and King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
General Ali Al Motawaa, the head of the Emirati team, stated that the team’s personnel have been working professionally and diligently from the moment they arrived in the affected areas, in full coordination with their counterparts in the relevant authorities in Morocco, to search for survivors and those trapped under the rubble. They are using the latest vehicles, equipment, and search and rescue tools, along with a qualified and trained human team to deal with natural disasters.
General Ali Al Motawaa praised the professionalism exhibited by the Moroccan Armed Forces in conducting rescue operations and delivering aid to the affected areas. In addition, they provided logistical support to the Emirati search and rescue team, contributing to the successful completion of the team’s mission in providing necessary assistance to the affected individuals.
He emphasized that the mission of the Emirati team was to support their brothers and extend a helping hand to them through a team that meets international standards and has participated in numerous humanitarian missions worldwide.
This participation aligns with the principles and values of the United Arab Emirates, its commitment to charitable and humanitarian work, and its swift response to relieve the suffering of those in need.
General Al Motawaa explained that the team comprises more than 135 individuals, including a specialized medical team for psychological support, operational and intervention tents, trained search dogs, and a variety of 28 vehicles, including ambulances, assessment, leadership, reconnaissance, security inspection, and first responder patrol units.
They also have K9 units, search and rescue patrols, a mobile workshop, transportation vehicles, emergency response trucks, and lighting vehicles. Furthermore, they have equipped and specialized teams capable of reaching the most affected areas efficiently.