ZAKA Rescue Team From Israel Set To Arrive In Haiti Today


zakaA four-man ZAKA International Rescue Unit delegation left Mexico City this morning on a flight for Haiti to offer immediate and urgent assistance at the earthquake disaster in Port au Prince.

ZAKA, recognized by the United Nations as a volunteer humanitarian organization, will be the first Israeli team to arrive in the disaster area and will immediately begin its assessment and work in cooperation with the local and international emergency authorities.

The Israel-based volunteers were in the region having just completed their work in the recovery operation following the helicopter crash that killed Mexican businessman Moses Saba and three family members earlier this week.

The volunteers, all of whom are trained in emergency medical response and mass casualty rescue and recovery, have gained experience in similar natural disasters such as the Katrina hurricane and the East Asia tsunami.

On completion of their assessment, a decision will be taken on sending additional volunteers, specialist recovery and medical equipment, etc.

{Yair Israel}