haiti survivors 58.
(photo credit: E.B. Solomont)
Highly trained Magen David Adom emergency response unit (ERU) paramedics are working in Haiti with the International Red Cross, following the work of MDA rescue teams that saved victims who survived last month’s severe earthquake.
Although most of the injured and sick are now getting medical treatment, huge numbers have been left without shelter, water, food, drugs and psychological care.
The ERU personnel aim to help rehabilitate the population and cope with
the trauma. Initially, they are distributing blankets, medications,
food, water-sterilization pills, plastic sheets and tents.
Much stress has been put on ensuring that the vital equipment reaches
the needy through official distribution centers and is not stolen for
profit. They are also training local residents how to supervise the
distribution so it serves the population’s urgent needs.
To cover the costs, MDA is asking Israelis to donate to the fund, MDA
Contributions to the Caribbean via Bank Discount, Yad Eliahu Branch
(151), account number 17926, or by calling MDA at (03) 630-0272/3.