Collapsed building: Israel emergency assistance to Ghana on its way

Wed, 7 Nov 2012 Source: Embassy of Israel

Israeli plane on its way to Ghana with an equipped team of disaster management experts and doctors to assist with efforts to rescue trapped Ghanaians under rabbles of collapsed building

Following the disastrous collapse of the Malcom building in Achimota this (wed) morning; Israeli Ambassador Bar-li contacted Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mumuni, and offered Israeli's assistance in dealing with the disaster – an offer that was gratefully accepted by the Hon. Minister.

An Israeli jet plane was quickly scrambled, on board a team of professionals with highly advance equipment, and is planned to land as early as tonight.

The Israeli team will consist of disaster management experts, medical doctors with trauma expertise and rescue specialists. The equipment would include emergency medical equipment, rescue (for example pneumatic scissors) and monitoring equipment.

Israel is always one of the first to react in situations of disaster management around the world. With nearly 30 years of experience, the Israeli Rescue teams have saved lives in countries such as Turkey, Greece, Chile, Kenya , India, Thailand, Haiti and most recently Japan.

The Israeli Embassy has opened an emergency center to coordinate the rescue efforts that will be operating around the clock, personally managed by Amb. Bar-li who will coordinate the Israeli team's efforts with the local rescue forces.

Source: Embassy of Israel

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