Israel is sending medical supplies to Nairobi, Kenya, to assist in treating casualties of the fuel-line explosion on 12 September. (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
 
Israel is sending medical supplies to Nairobi, Kenya, to assist in treating casualties of the fuel-line explosion on 12 September.  In that disaster, more than a hundred people died and hundreds were injured.
 
As details of the disaster became known, Gil Haskel, Israel’s ambassador to Kenya, offered Israel’s assistance to the heads of Kenyatta National Hospital, where most of the injured are hospitalized. The director of the hospital welcomed the offer and a list of needed medical supplies was formulated.
 
Israel will send medical supplies for long-term treatment, in accordance to the list, including more than 360 kilograms of medicines for treating burns, bandaging equipment, infusion sets, ointments and painkillers. The aid is expected to arrive in Kenya on Thursday, 15 September.
 
The supplies were mobilized and dispatched by the Foreign Ministry’s MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.