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After historic Nepalese flooding, help arrives from across the world

Tel Aviv-based IsraAid has sent 16 relief workers to the devastated region.


August 21, 2017 | Latest Photo Prev Next
An IsraAid volunteer helping locals in the village of Koiladi.An IsraAid volunteer helping locals in the village of Koiladi.Photo: Facebook
August 21, 2017 | Latest Photo

Record high flood levels in South Asia have impacted 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. "This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years," said Martin Faller of the Red Cross. "Urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods."

One group heeding that call is IsraAid, a humanitarian aid agency from Tel Aviv, Israel, which travels the globe helping with disaster relief.

The organization sent 16 relief workers – including medical, psychosocial and public health professionals to the Nepalese village of Koiladi, where more than 1,200 houses were destroyed or heavily damaged by flooding in the area. There they are conducting medical camps, water sanitation and hygiene activities in addition to psychosocial and public health assessments.

IsraAid volunteers pass out much-needed medical supplies in Nepal.IsraAid volunteers pass out much-needed medical supplies after the flood. (Photo: Facebook)

IsraAid is no stranger to disaster relief. In recent years, they have dispatched groups of aid workers to far reaches of the globe – from Vanuatu and Peru to Louisiana and West Virginia. This is the second time they've been to Nepal in recent years, where the organization's volunteers created an unconventional method to deliver much-needed medicine.

As for the current flood relief, IsraAid estimates that more than 400 victims benefited from their services and activities on the first day alone.

The children of Koiladi, Nepal with an IsraAid volunteer.The children of Koiladi, Nepal with an IsraAid volunteer. (Photo: Facebook)

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