When an oil tanker overturned, igniting a nearby cinema packed with people watching the World Cup in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an Israeli team of doctors and nurses specializing in burn treatment was the first on the scene.

 Israel goes to the aid of burn victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Israel first on the post-disaster scene (Photo courtesy Israel 21c)

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesman’s Bureau)

Following the fuel tanker explosion in the city of Sange in the Demoratic Republic of Congo on July 2, in which more than 250 people were killed and almost 200 injured, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending aid to the disaster area through Israel’s National Agency for International Cooperation (MASHAV). A delegation of six doctors from Sheba Medical Center, together with medical equipment, flew to the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat the seriously injured.