Israel’s MASHAV is sending tents to help families evacuated from their homes in the worst flooding in 50 years.

 Israel sends aid to help Albania fight floods

 

Flooded street in Shkoder, Albania (Photo: Reuters)

Communicated by MFA Spokesman’s Bureau

Following the devastating floods which hit Albania on December 6 and the subsequent call for help from the Albanian government and NATO, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs through MASHAV is delivering 307 family-sized tents to aid the thousands of people who needed to be evacuated from the affected areas. 

Rain and melting snow have caused the worst floods in Albania in almost half a century, necessitating the evacuation of some 2500 homes from the northwestern and western regions of the country.

MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was founded in late 1957 and is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the State of Israel’s development cooperation programs. In the event of natural disasters, MASHAV provides humanitarian assistance and participates in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.