Israel airlifts 1.5 to 2 tons of medical supplies to the stricken area in Peru
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Peruvian health authorities, donated humanitarian aid to victims of the earthquake that struck Peru last week. The shipment contained antibiotics for children and adults, pain-killers, IVs, bandages, etc. – 1.5-2 tons of medicines and medical equipment.
The aid was flown by a Peruvian military plane to the city of Pisco (which was hard hit by the earthquake). Ambassador Walid Mansour accompanied the shipment and delivered it personally to the Peruvian authorities. An emergency command post was set up in the local army base to assist the victims of the earthquake. Ambassador Mansour took advantage of the visit to assess the progress of the aid work.