Israel sends medical aid to Nicaragua in the aftermath of Hurricane Felix, which has left dozens of people dead and thousands homeless

 Israel sends hurricane aid to Nicaragua


Medical supplies being loaded at Ben Gurion AirportPhoto: Foreign Minister's Bureau

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending $25,000 worth of medical supplies to Nicaragua, aid to the victims of Hurricane Felix, which struck Nicaragua at the beginning of the month.

The hurricane, which hit the northern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua close to the Honduras border, left a trail of devastation and at least 40 people dead. Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless by the category five hurricane.

The International Red Cross made an appeal to the international community for help, and as a result Israel is sending medical equipment which will reach Nicaragua within a few days. The Israeli ambassador to Costa Rica and the Israeli Honorary Consul in Nicaragua will present the equipment to the representatives of the Nicaraguan government.