American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has announced five initial emergency grants to Nepali and international relief organizations providing emergency assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities devastated by last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. “In Nepal, we are focusing sharply on providing support to communities that are very vulnerable and are often disproportionately affected by disasters and are unlikely to supported by other … [Read more...] about American Jewish World Service Announces Emergency Grants to Nepal Organizations
By Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll Israelis are used to seeing our country run to assist when natural disasters strike. Think Haiti, Turkey and Japan. We are used to our soldiers being on the front lines not waiting for others to do the work. We know our engineers, medics and doctors work to solve global problems and save lives. Syrian fighters find themselves given the best medicine and technology Israel has to offer. Children of terrorists and … [Read more...] about Why Are We in Nepal?
After a day on the ground in Nepal, JDC's veteran disaster response expert and emergency field medic Mike Attinson said he's struck by the devastation in the city. "The damage in Kathmandu is visible - to temples, to the tourist areas. The cultural heritage has been destroyed. People are still sleeping outside, still afraid to go into their homes. They're still apprehensive," he said. "The poorer sections of the city were hit … [Read more...] about JDC: Emergency Team In Kathmandu; and Preparing Aid Shipment in NY
Satellite phones provided by Chabad were key to locating the missing By Faygie Levy When Chabad of Nepal got word that about 50 Israelis were stuck in the several remote villages with no food, electricity or water, they sprang into action to try and reach them. A rescue mission to deliver food and a satellite phone to them by motorcycle yesterday ended after a 10-hour journey that met with blocked roads and no way to get through to … [Read more...] about Rabbi Borrows a Chopper and Rescues Stranded in Nepal
With IDF search and rescue operations underway in Nepal, a field hospital - Israel's largest - is set to open today. Also with a team in Nepal, United Hatzalah of Israel. Based in Kathmandu, their rescue units will primarily focus on searching for and providing lifesaving medical treatment to survivors. … [Read more...] about IDF Constructing Field Hospital in Nepal