Phillipines

Israeli Medical Team Leaves Phillipines After Treating More Than 3,000

11/26/2013
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The Israel Defense Forces emergency medical team left  the Philippines 11 days after arriving there to aid typhoon victims.

The 148-person medical team vacated the IDF’s emergency field hospital in Bogo City on Monday after treating more than 3,000 patients, including 800 children, according to the IDF spokesperson. The team also conducted 52 surgeries and delivered 36 babies.

Lt. Shai Brovender with newborn delivered with help of medical team. Photo courtesy IDF

JDC, Israeli Teams Head To Phillipines

10,000 feared dead in island nation in wake of Typhoon Haiyan; relief funds established

11/12/2013
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With the toll of destruction in the Phillipines soars, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and other organizations have begun collecting aid for the thousands whose lives were ruined by Typhoon Haiyan over the weekend.

A scene showing the extensive devastaion caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines.  Getty Images

Israeli Teams At Work In Phillipines

Storm-battered nation grateful for medical and rescue work; Jewish fundraising reaches $1 million.

11/11/2013
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After landing at the Phillipines' Cebu-Mactan Airport in an El Al plane, an Israeli team of some 200 medical and rescue personnel immediately set up an emergency hospital and began surveying the damage from Typhoon Haiyan from the air.

Israeli medical and rescue teams leave an El Al plane at Cebu Mactan Airport. Photo courtesy government of Israel
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