Since January 16, IsraAID teams have been providing essential services to thousands affected by the earthquake.

 IsraAID sends assessment team to Haiti

 

Hospital tent in Haiti, January  2010 (IDF photo)

Communicated by IsraAID
 
IsraAID – The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid – will send a team to Haiti this coming Thursday night to assess the progress of its programs in the field. It will also present its work in Haiti – through a unique exhibit using the IDF hospital tent – at the upcoming Jewish General Assembly in New Orleans.
 
The team is preparing to meet the cholera outbreak which threatens to reach Port au Prince and its outskirts causing the death of over 200 people. IsraAID medical staff on the ground have been attending UN meetings to discuss the affect of the cholera on its Israeli aid programs in the region.
 
The team will gauge the impact of ongoing projects undertaken by two IsraAID member organizations – Tevel B’Tzedek and the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED).  
 
IsraAID has had Israeli staff on the ground in Haiti since January 16 – four days after the earthquake. Over this ten-month period, IsraAID teams have provided various essential services to thousands affected by the earthquake, including emergency medical treatment, primary family medical care, medical rehabilitation, informal education, food production, women empowerment and children safe-spaces programs.
 
From Haiti the team will travel to New Orleans to participate in November’s upcoming General Assembly in New Orleans. IsraAID will bring to the Assembly one of the IDF medical tents that was used in Haiti. The tent was then donated to IsraAID, which turned it into the first official school operating in the camps of Port au Prince, Haiti.
 
Attendees of the Assembly will have the chance to see first hand school items, drawings, photos and videos of the Israeli operation in Haiti.
 
IsraAID missions to Haiti are supported and funded by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Jewish Federation of the Metropolitan of Chicago, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, the American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith International, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, UJA – Federation of New York and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Federation of San Francisco.