One category which Israelis are especially proud is the country’s global role in disaster relief.
“This emergency preparedness is the lifeblood of our volunteer organization. No-one knows where the next accident or mass casualty incident will strike," explained ZAKA's International Director.
The number of emergency ambulances will be doubled.
CADENA was created 12 years ago by a group of Mexican Jews who brought humanitarian aid to towns affected by flooding from hurricanes.
The patients, all aged 18 and under, had spine deformities so severe that they were causing potentially lethal complications.
Focus sur l’organisation IsraAID qui intervient aux quatre coins du monde pour secourir les victimes de catastrophes naturelles
“It is impossible to describe the scope of the disaster. Millions of people are without power, there is great confusion and distress."
In August, an iAID team of 10 relief professionals traveled to Texas in order to assist communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In the long term, iAid hopes to help with technological needs of the community, such as water purification, using Israel innovations.
Within 24 hours of of hearing from the country’s national security adviser that Sierra Leone needed food for survivors, Israel had sent supplies expected to provide nourishment for three days.