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Up to 23 million people could be affected by the massive earthquake that has killed thousands in Turkey and Syria. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: The UAE humanitarian arm and a number of ministries have called for participation in the "Bridges of Good" campaign to assist in gathering and assembling relief supplies for quake-ravaged Turkey and Syria.

The call, made by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Ministry of Community Development, is part of the UAE's efforts to stand by people plagued by the recent massive quake in the two countries by providing immediate humanitarian supplies.

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The campaign will begin with the packaging of the initial aid on February 11th from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 pm at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and the Dubai Exhibition Centre, at Expo City Dubai.

Starting on February 12, the ERC and the partnering UAE humanitarian and charitable organisations will directly collect donations in cash and in kind over the course of two weeks.

The campaign, organised by the ERC in collaboration with charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE, calls on all facets of the UAE society to support this voluntary effort to gather and mobilise humanitarian relief supplies in solidarity with the affected Syrian and Turkish families.

Those interested in contributing to the campaign can register va: volunteers.ae.