Israeli Emergency Teams Respond To Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

An emergency response team of IsraAID and IsraAID Philippines (the local partner agency) has been providing medical, psychological, social and material relief goods in Can-Avid municipality, located about 10 miles from the city of Dolores, where a typhoon struck a week and a half ago.

IsraAID, in coordination with the U.N. and the local Ministry Department of Health, went to Can-Avid, where 97 percent of residents have been affected by the typhoon, to offer medical treatment.

To date over 400 injured people have been treated.

The team also delivered food and non-food items, including rice, noodles, water, mosquito repellent, hygiene kits and more to over 400 families.

Parallel to distribution of goods and medical aid, IsraAID also conducted psychological and social support activities to more than 150 children in Barangay Rawis and Camantang, and trained local professionals in dealing with trauma-affected communities.