ZAKA, IDF leave for rescue mission to Brazil.
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A delegation of ZAKA search and rescue workers and members of the IDF Home Front Command left for Brazil Sunday to assist the country following the dam collapse Friday near Brumadinho. Hundreds of people are reported missing.
ZAKA is bringing to the mission state-of-the-art equipment, including a sonar device that was recently purchased by the organization to assist in similar missions.
"Our mission will focus on rescuing survivors, and search and recovery of those killed in the disaster," said ZAKA International Rescue Unit commander Mati Goldstein.
Added ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, "It a moral obligation to offer help and assistance to all those in need, regardless of religion, race or creed, when their country is overtaken by disaster. This is part of our mission to sanctify the divine name and Israel around the world."
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