Israeli Organization To Send Relief Team To Philippines After Typhoon


philippines-typhoonIsrael will be coming to the aid of those affected by one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban.

The death toll could reach 10,000 people, officials said today after the extent of massive devastation became apparent.

IsraAID, an Israeli-based humanitarian organization, said it is preparing to send a team from Israel shortly to join forces with local NGOs and UN agencies in reaching out to treat the hundreds of thousands affected by the storm.

“Our local counterparts in the most devastated areas of Leyte and Samar islands are reporting that over 90% of houses collapsed,” IsraAID Chairman Shachar Zahavi said. “IsraAID is aiming to send a team consisting of medical, trauma and relief professionals and will aim its initial focus in…Tacloban City in Leyte” among other sites.

{ Israel News Bureau}