Israeli Students Among First to Assist Serbia
A joint Israeli delegation of Lev Echad and Shalem College in Jerusalem arrived in Serbia last week in response to the worst wave of floods in recent Balkan history. With scores killed and more than one million affected by the catastrophic flooding and landslides, the Israeli delegation responded to a plea from the Serbian government for assistance.
Welcomed in Serbia by government officials, the Israeli delegation immediately began working with the Serbian Student Union and the Red Cross to establish emergency centers to train and guide the volunteers. In addition, the delegation is providing specialized training for local volunteers to maximize solutions to the distress in the field and to significantly strengthen civilians so they can cope with the emergency situation that is expected to continue for the next several months.