The kits were presented to Paraguay’s Vice President in the presence of the Minster of National Emergency Joaquín Roa, by Israel’s Honorary Consul to Paraguay, Alejandro Rubin Cymerman and by Dovrat Zilberstein, Cultural Attaché at Israel’s Embassy in Argentina.
Following the severe floods which have hit the country recently, the State of Israel sent a shipment of emergency kits to aid the affected victims.
The devastating floods were caused by torrential rains and forced the evacuation of over 300,000 people living near the Paraguay and Parana rivers. The rains have destroyed crops, flooded homes and blocked roads.
The shipment from Israel was organized by MASHAV and included over 1,100 kits of personal hygiene, as requested by the local authorities.
MASHAV is the body responsible for coordinating Israel’s official humanitarian program, drawing on Israel’s vast experience in crisis response in order to rapidly organize and dispatch needed supplies, medicines and medical assistance to countries in crisis.