Monday, February 1, 2010
Israel Flying Aid Continues the Israeli Efforts in Haiti
Source: Ami Isseroff
The IDF rescue teams have dismantled their life saving M*A*S*H unit (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) and field hospital and most IDF personnel have left Haiti after giving "first responder" emergency aid that won praise from global media and gratitude from the Haitian people and governments. The teams that rescued people from wreckage are also gone, as well as the Zaka volunteers. They all did an impressive job. But the tragedy of the Haiti earthquake is not ended, and neither has the aid extended by Israelis. Gal Lousky's Israeli Flying Aid is there and they have set up a a Web log to tell the story of Israeli Flying Aid to Haiti. They are rebuilding orphanages, rescuing young girls from sexual exploitation, getting food to the hungry and trying to fill the urgent and seemingly endless needs of a displaced population With the aid of Orange Israel Telecommunications, they are building an orphanage to house 70 children as an initial project.
Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) is a volunteer non-profit organization founded by Gal Lousky. IFA specializes in transferring emergency, lifesaving aid to populations in disaster areas, and in particular nations in which the IFA presence is especially significant:
• Nations that have no diplomatic relations with Israel, and are hostile to Israel.
• Nations in which the government is hostile to its own citizens and refuses to allow entrance of foreign lifesaving aid after natural disasters but in effect uses the disaster as a weapon of mass annihilation in order to overturn opposition.
• “Complex regions” where UN Red Cross teams and NGOs are not allowed entry (e.g., Indian Kashmir following the earthquake, Russian-occupied Georgia, etc.)
IFA has aided disaster victims in India, Sri Lanka, the Georgian Republic and elsewhere, including extending aid in the United States during Hurricane Katrina.
Israeli Flying Aid is on the spot in Haiti bringing vitally needed help. They need your donations to continue.
For donations via wire transfer, please use the following details:
Israel Flying Aid
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Account number: 57797
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