Israeli Aid Workers Rescue Drowning Refugees


refugeesThe Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid spent the Jewish New Year in dramatic rescue and aid operations on behalf of refugees pouring into Europe.

On Sept. 13, IsraAID volunteers saw a boatful of refugees nearing the Greek shore suddenly flip over as its engine exploded.

“Some of the women, children and babies didn’t know how to swim and our staff immediately jumped into the water to help them, preventing them from drowning,” said IsraAID Director Shachar Zahavi.

IsraAID has sent 10 volunteers to Europe, including Arabic-speakers. Five more will depart from Israel in the coming days.

On Rosh Hashanah, IsraAID volunteers on the Serbian-Hungarian border distributed dozens of baby carriers and baby slings donated by individuals across Israel.

They showed parents how these devices can help them transport their little ones more securely, with hands free to hold other items.

{ Israel News Bureau}


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