Foreign Ministry sends aid to Burkina Faso following heavy flooding

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October 13, 2009 16:32

The Foreign Ministry sent special aid to Burkina Faso last week, according to a press statement issued Tuesday. The West African country is suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis, due to recent floods, and hundreds of thousands of people have become refugees in their own country. The Ministry, through MASHAV - Israel's National Agency for International Cooperation - and in cooperation with JDC Israel, sent the stricken country a shipment of tents, blankets, medicines and baby food. Burkina Faso, which is a member of the Security Council, is one of Israel's most loyal friends in Africa, as evidenced in international forums and institutions. Israel frequently helps countries in crisis, sending aid and, if needed, experts in various fields.

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