Israelis head to Haiti to aid cholera victims


Per the Jerusalem Post:

The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID) announced on Wednesday that it will send send a team to Haiti, despite the current cholera outbreak.

The team will leave Israel on Thursday to assess the progress of IsraAID’s programs in Haiti, as well as present its work in an exhibit using the IDF hopsital tent in the upcoming Jewish Federation General Assembly in New Orleans.

They will also aid those affected by the cholera outbreak.  More than 420 new cholera cases were confirmed Tuesday, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Twenty-five new deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 284.

IsraAID has been in Haiti since January 16, four days after the island was hit by an earthquake. The organization has provided including emergency emergency medical treatment, primary family medical care, medical rehabilitation, informal education, food production, and other services.

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