Cuba to Send Medics to Turkey, Syria to Assist in Earthquake Relief

By Mario Fuentes / Reuters | HAVANA — Cuba prepared on Friday [Feb. 10] to send healthcare workers to Turkey and Syria, joining a growing group of nations providing rescue and medical aid to the region after a devastating earthquake this week.

Cuban authorities in Havana on Friday evening said 32 medics were set to depart for Turkey. Earlier in the week, Syrian ambassador Ghassan Obeid told Cuban state-run media that 27 Cuban medics would be headed to Syria.

Countries around the world have volunteered health care workers and aid to the region …

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