The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the first batch of humanitarian aid which has mobilized yesterday arrived to Syria last night aboard by Iraqi Air Force planes, accompanied by a relief team from the IRCS and a team from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first batch of aid included (60) tons of food, relief and medical supplies, also shelters, first aid, and other items. On the other hand, the first team of Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers, consisting of (150) paramedics, landed in Turkey to support the Turkish Red Crescent teams, the relief efforts, and the evacuation and rescue activities conducted by teams of humanitarian workers. However, a number of ambulances, mobile medical clinic, and medical supplies for first aid accompany the Iraqi teams. The IRCS has added in a statement “We are preparing now to send first aid and relief supplies to help those affected in facing the cold temperatures and cold wave that accompanied the earthquake, additionally we are preparing to send another relief team that will join the teams in Turkey and Syria tomorrow”. The IRCS has noted that the above-mentioned activities are administered in close collaboration with Iraqi state institutions, with direct support of the Iraqi government and facilitation from the relevant authorities.