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Earthquake in El Salvador

Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador - January/February 2001

In January 2001, the Israeli Foreign Ministry dispatched a medical team and a shipment of medicines and medical supplies to assist the victims of the earthquake in El Salvador. Leading the delegation were the Director of the Foreign Ministry's Latin America Division, Mr. Alex Ben-Zvi, and the Director of the Schneider Hospital Trauma Center, Dr. Yehezkel Waisman.


The delegation conveyed to President Francisco Flores of El Salvador a letter from Prime Minister Barak, expressing the solidarity of the people of Israel with the people of El Salvador.

In addition, the Israeli Humanitarian Aid organization "Latet" ("to give") collected approximately 22 tons of clothing, blankets and assorted aid for homeless refugees in El Salvador.


When an earthquake again struck El Salvador on February 13, destroying the village of Jerusalem in San Vicente, Israel again extended assistance.

 

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