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IsraAID sends emergency response team to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said that the death toll could surpass 1,000 with hundreds of thousands impacted by the worst tropical cyclones to hit Africa.
• The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and IsraAID are providing emergency medical supplies and will deploy a response and assessment team.

JNS and Israel Hayom Staff


Following deadly Cyclone Idai that struck Mozambique, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing emergency medical supplies through its partner, the Afya Foundation, and will deploy a response and assessment team, including a disaster-relief expert and field medic, to the devastated nation in the coming days.

With widespread destruction and a rising death toll, JDC activated its network of local and international partners, is assessing emerging needs and will continue to direct relief accordingly. Continue Reading »

Israel Sends Team to Flood-Stricken Sri Lanka With Emergency Aid


Israel’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka delivered disaster relief supplies to Colombo’s Foreign Ministry, along with a letter from President Reuven Rivlin to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, expressing Israel’s solidarity with with the Sri Lankan people.



The American Jewish Joint Distribution (JDC) is providing emergency aid to victims of the devastating flooding and mudslides that hit Sri Lanka this week, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands.

This is the worst natural disaster the island nation has seen since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The JDC is already familiar with the region, having then established a Disaster Management Unit together with Sarvodaya, a local Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization. Continue Reading »