By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Nepal — May 21, 2015 … IsraAID’s health and pycho social teams are also focusing their medical efforts to help the elderly in Nepal. The elderly are among the most vulnerable community which takes a high toll in disasters.
“The elderly have a harder time to take care of themselves and many sleep outside on the streets of Kathmandu and in the rural areas of Nepal,” said IsraAid founding director Shachar Zahavi.
IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. For over a decade, IsraAid’s teams of professional medics, search and rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century.
Their mission is to efficiently support and meet the changing needs of populations as they strive to move from crisis to reconstruction/rehabilitation, and eventually, to sustainable living.
IsraAID has deployed its emergency relief team to provide food, water, and relief items, medical services, and psychosocial services to devastated communities within the Kathmandu Valley and outside. First responders have addressed immediate concerns such as basic supplies, shelter, and medical services for the injured, and immediate survival of those without access to food or clean water.
Simultaneously, IsraAID has performed needed assessments focusing efforts on long-term recovery for Nepal’s damaged agriculture, fishery, and water infrastructure.
IsraAid joined the Israel Defense Forces, Magen David Adom and Chabad in providing emergency relief services in Nepal.
A global support page for Israel’s Nepal humanitarian efforts has been established at Israel4Nepal.com.
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