Following the disastrous collapse of the Melcom building in Achimota on Wednesday in the morning, Israeli Ambassador Sharon Bar-li contacted the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, and offered Israeli's assistance in dealing with the disaster – an offer that was gratefully accepted by the Honourable Minister.
An Israeli jet plane was quickly scrambled, on board a team of professionals with highly advance equipment, and is planned to land in the early hours of 8 November 2012.
The Israeli team will consist of disaster management experts, medical doctors with trauma expertise and rescue specialists. The equipment would include emergency medical equipment, rescue (for example pneumatic scissors) and monitoring equipment.
Israel is always one of the first to react to situations of disaster management around the world. With nearly 30 years of experience, the Israeli Rescue teams have saved lives in countries such as Turkey, Greece, Chile, Kenya , India, Thailand, Haiti and most recently Japan.
The Israeli Embassy has opened an emergency center to coordinate the rescue efforts that will be operating around the clock, personally managed by Amb. Sharon Bar-li who will coordinate the Israeli team's efforts with the local rescue forces.
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Embassy of Israel