The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has shipped emergency equipment to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, after tropical storm Noel causes severe damage in both countries
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Tropical storm Noel lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rains on 28 October, where it caused flooding, mudslides and power failures that resulted in deaths and extensive damage to property. Two days later the storm hit Mexico, creating severe damage in the state of Tabasco and leaving 20,000 residents trapped on their rooftops.
The storm caused 60 deaths in the Dominican Republic, and tens of thousands lost their homes. In the Mexican state of Tabasco, the storm forced over one million people to flee their homes. Approximately 80% of the total land area was flooded and extreme damage was caused to crops.
Based on its feelings of friendship and solidarity, and out of a desire to contribute its share to the international aid extended to the storm’s victims, Israel is contributing emergency equipment valued at $20,000 (Half to Mexico, the other half to the Dominican Republic).
In Mexico, the project was carried out in cooperation with the Governor of Tabasco and the representative of the evangelist organization "Amisrael" in the Mexican state. The equipment will be presented to local representatives by the Israeli ambassador to each country.