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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about IDF Constructing Field Hospital in Nepal