Watch: IDF Field Hospital assembled • Climbing treks to resume on Mount Everest by next week • UN launches $415 million appeal for emergency aid
The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 5,844, the government said Thursday.
Another 11,175 people have been injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit on Saturday, the home ministry said in a series of tweets.
Climbing will resume on Mount Everest by next week after an earthquake-triggered avalanche that left 18 people dead on the world’s highest peak, a Nepalese government official said Thursday.
Saturday’s avalanche that ripped through base camp also destroyed ladders through the treacherous Khumbu icefall higher up the mountain, raising doubts about the future of this year’s climbing season. Continue Reading »
One healthcare worker says the locals are “amazed” at solidarity among the Israelis. • Israel’s Harel Insurance charters helicopter to airlift Israelis • IDF, Magen David Adom, & other organizations dispatch specialists in search & rescue of Israelis
By Shlomo Cesana, Eli Leon, Nitzi Yakov, Meital Yasur Beit-Or, Ilan Gattegno
The Nepalese government’s search and rescue operation in the Himalayas has entered its fifth day, less than a week after hundreds of trekkers were caught off guard by a blizzard and an avalanche in the popular Annapurna Range.
Israelis embraced each other in Katmandu after being rescued from the Annapurna Range – Photo: AFP
Nepalese authorities have confirmed the death of 43 people, including 3 Israelis.
Of 23 people rescued, about 15 climbers, including 12 Israelis, were recovering in a hospital in Kathmandu. Searches for any additional casualties resumed on Thursday morning.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Agam Luria, a 23 year old from Yifat, a kibbutz in the northern Galilee, was named as one of three Israeli hikers killed in a Himalayan avalanche on Wednesday.
Himalayan range. – Photo: REUTERS
A fourth Israeli is still missing, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The names of the two other casualties have yet to be released to the public.
At least 85 climbers are still unaccounted for after a blizzard dumped snow and triggered avalanches along a mountain trekking route popular with backpackers, the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal said on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Israeli volunteers suggest unique solution to extend current low life expectancy of inhabitants in rural Nepal.
Dozens of Israeli volunteers, including Israeli Ambassador in Kathmandu, Hanan Goder, recently visited a remote village in Nepal where inhabitants typically die at a young age and found an original way to instead give them long and healthy lives.
Behind the project is the Israeli humanitarian organization Tevel b’Tzedek (The Earth – In Justice), which every years picks about 100 Israeli and Jewish volunteers from around the world to come to Nepal for educational programs and humanitarian work.
The organization has been operating for the past four years in the impoverished village of Mahda Besi, providing training in the fields of agriculture, women’s empowerment, youth and education, and health and sanitation. Continue Reading »
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