Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador – January/February 2001

In January 2001, the Israeli Foreign Ministry dispatched a medical team and a shipment of medicines and medical supplies to assist the victims of the earthquake in El Salvador. Leading the delegation were the Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Latin America Division, Mr. Alex Ben-Zvi, and the Director of the Schneider Hospital Trauma Center, Dr. Yehezkel Waisman.

The delegation conveyed to President Francisco Flores of El Salvador a letter from Prime Minister Barak, expressing the solidarity of the people of Israel with the people of El Salvador.

In addition, the Israeli Humanitarian Aid organization "Latet" ("to give") collected approximately 22 tons of clothing, blankets and assorted aid for homeless refugees in El Salvador.

When an earthquake again struck El Salvador on February 13, destroying the village of Jerusalem in San Vicente, Israel again extended assistance.

 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE 
 
Destruction in the village of Jerusalem
February 2001

 
   ISRAELI AID
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Truck with Israeli flag bringing aid
February 2001

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   ISRAELI AID 
 
Preparing care packages for families outside the Israeli ambassador’s residence
February 2001

 
   ISRAELI AID
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Israeli Ambassador to El Salvador Arieh Zur oversees distribution of aid packages.
February 2001

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   MEDICAL AID 
 
Representatives of the Israeli medical team in El Salvador
January 2001

 
   MEDICAL AID
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Earthquake victims wait to receive medical treatment
January 2001

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   MEDICAL AID 
 
An infant receives treatment from an Israeli doctor
January 2001

 
   MEDICAL AID
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Israeli doctor examines a patient
January 2001

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   MEDICAL AID 
 
Israeli doctors treat earthquake victim at Sochapango Hospital
January 2001

 
   ISRAEL – EL SALVADOR
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Meeting of Mr. Alex Ben-Zvi, Director of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Latin America Division, and Israel Ambassador Arieh Zur with the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice President of El Salvador.
January 2001
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   ISRAEL – EL SALVADOR 
 
Press conference of Ambassador Zur with Vice-Minister of Health and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, presenting Israeli aid to El Salvador.
January 2001
 
   PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
Photo: Scoop 80 

 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
Emergency equipment collected by "Latet", Israeli Humanitarian Aid, is loaded onto a cargo plane at Ben-Gurion Airport.
January 2001

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
Photo: Scoop 80 

 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 
   PEOPLE TO PEOPLE 
 
Israeli Foreign Minister Dir-Gen Alon Liel and El Salvador Ambassador to Israel see the plane off.
January 2001

 

A "Help Fund" has been opened by the El Salvador Embassy in Israel for the earthquake victims.

 
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
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 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
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 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
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 Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador-January-February 2001
Summary of Israeli Humanitarian Relief Operations: 1997-1999