The UAE has sent three planes carrying a 1,000 sqm field hospital, which includes 75 beds and two operating rooms equipped with the latest medical supplies and devices, to offer relief to earthquake victims in Afghanistan.

This comes within the continuous efforts deployed by the UAE to operate an air bridge in the wake of the recent disaster.

The UAE also sent 16 metric tonnes of equipment and a medical team to operate the hospital and provide urgent medical services.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued directives to provide urgent aid for those affected by the earthquake.