Israel has sent more manpower than any other country to assist Nepal following last Friday’s massive earthquake near Kathmandu, a chart by CNN has revealed.
According to the chart, Israel has sent more than 260 people to beleaguered Kathmandu since the last Friday. This is about 200 more people than the next country, the UK, which sent 68 people.
China has sent 62 people, and the US offered 54 volunteers.
In addition to listing how many individuals each country sent, the chart also listed financial aid by country. According to these numbers, the US has donated the most, at $10 million, followed by the UK at $5 million.
The chart was compiled from information provided by national governments, aid agencies and CNN.
Meanwhile, Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koraila and the Nepali army chief of staff both visited the field hospital erected by Israeli disaster relief volunteers in Kathmandu, which included IDF officers.
On Wednesday, the Nepali prime minister said that the country needs about half a million tents to provide shelter for the nearly half a million people who have been left stranded since the earthquake, which killed more than 5,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.
About 2,000 Israeli travelers were in Nepal when the earthquake and aftershocks struck last weekend. All but one of these travelers, 22-year-old Or Asaf, was found by Wednesday afternoon.