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Cristiano Ronaldo sends a plane full with care package to earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a plane load of care items to victims of the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.

Earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.6 left more than 44,000 people dead in Turkey and over 50,000 across neighbouring Syria last month.

The former Manchester United striker, who now plays for Saudi League side Al Nassr, has sent aid to the areas affected by the disaster.

Ronaldo has paid for tents, food packages, pillows and blankets, beds, baby food and milk and medical supplies to help aid the humanitarian effort.

More than 500,000 people have been evacuated from Turkey’s 11 affected provinces and over 160,000 buildings have collapsed and 184 people suspected of complicity have been arrested. Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in three games as Al-Nassr beat Damac 3-0 to move to the top of the Saudi Pro League.

The 38-year-old recently made the dream come true of a boy from Syria who told rescue workers that he wanted to meet Ronaldo

Nabil Saeed made the request in a video shared on social media and was invited to watch Al Nassr as they beat Al Batin 3-1 in Riyadh and remained two points clear at the top of the Saudi Pro League

Saeed met the Portuguese forward before the match, giving him a high-five and a big hug.

“When I saw Ronaldo, I thought it was a dream. I didn’t believe myself. When this dream would end, I didn’t know. I pray to God that it will not be a dream,” Saeed told Reuters.

“I wish everyone could see Ronaldo. He is very nice person,” Saeed said.


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