On Sunday, the IDF sent a preliminary assessment team of five officers, “experts in the fields of search, rescue, and medicine,” to assist the Philippines after the recent typhoon struck. The typhoon is believed to have killed as many as 10,000 people since it hit Friday.
The Israeli team set out “to closely form a situation assessment and infrastructure evaluation that would determine the best rapid response the IDF could offer to the Government of the Philippines,” the military said in a statement.
Israeli aid delegation, IsraAID, will also send a team later this week to assist with local NGOs and UN Agencies that have been affected by the typhoon.
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IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid landed in Tacloban, the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Click here to see photos from IsraAID while in the Philippines on Facebook.