Israeli aid to Philippines in wake of typhoon

Israeli aid to Philippines in wake of typhoon

  •   Medical facility set up in Bogo, in Cebu province
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    The Israeli field hospital has already treated hundreds of patients, including many children. The name chosen by the grateful parents of the first Philippine baby born in the field hospital was "Israel".
    Bogo is among the cities hardest hit by the typhoon in Cebu province.
  • Israeli aid to the people of Bogo, Philippines (Photo: IDF Spokesperson)
     
    Two Israeli planes carrying personnel and equipment brought a 147 member delegation as well as 100 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies were despatched to the Philippines to aid the people struck by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

    It was decided to locate the Israeli medical facility in Bogo, in the northern province of Cebu. While headlines have mostly focused on chaos in and around Tacloban City, the typhoon also left a trail of violent destruction on Cebu Island, where the most basic of necessities are lacking. Provincial officials say as many as 90 percent of buildings on the north of Cebu were badly damaged by winds and rain, which also flattened crops, downed power lines and blocked roads. Bogo is among the cities hardest hit by the typhoon in Cebu province. Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr: "The typhoon destroyed everything we have here, from infrastructure to agriculture.”


    Proud father holds baby "Israel"

    An advanced multi-department medical facility - comprising a children’s ward, an obstetrics ward, an ambulatory care ward, and a general admission ward - was rapidly established to provide medical care for disaster casualties, operated by IDF doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, mental health professionals, x-ray technicians, and lab workers.
        


         Proud father holds baby "Israel"

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  • Photos from the field hospital in Bogo

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     Copyright: IDF Spokeperson


    Trucks carrying Israeli aid arrive in Bogo
      Trucks carrying Israeli aid arrive in Bogo
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    Patients waiting in line for Israeli aid at field hospital
      Patients waiting in line for Israeli aid at field hospital
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      Israeli doctors with first Philippine baby born in field hospital

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      Philippine boy receives toys from Israel
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