This week, 28 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who are staying in the "Cholot" facility arrived at the MDA station in Beersheba for special first aid training.
Members of the MDA delegation made contact immediately on their arrival in Katmandu with the Chabad representatives and the Israeli Embassy and provided treatment to the Israeli babies at the scene and to local wounded people* Assaf Chen, an MDA Paramedic who is in Katmandu: "I am determined to continue and to help the people here. I will stay here and represent MDA whilst joining up with the local Red Cross personnel".
Donating for the victims of the disaster in Nepal:
Following the severe earthquake that struck Nepal yesterday, MDA has launched a Humanitarian Relief Mission consisting of 10 paramedics and 2 doctors with medical supplies on a specially chartered flight to Kathmandu. Alongside the mission MDA has also commenced extensive fundraising campaigns to help the victims of the earthquake throughout the affected country in order to be able to better treat the thousands of victims left without shelter, food or water.
The special mission will depart tomorrow in the early morning hours from Tel Aviv direct to Kathmandu to establish a Forward Response & treatment Post to assist Israelis in the stricken area and the local emergency forces
Within the framework of the humanitarian activities of the State of Israel, MDA teams are acting constantly transferring patients and injured victims from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel to receive medical treatment.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
After several weeks of raising tension around Gaza strip (beginning the kidnap and killing of 3 Israeli teenagers accompanied by constant shelling of the communities around Gaza strip), between July 7th to August 6th, more than 3'300 rockets were launched from Gaza strip, Sinai, Syria and Lebanon.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Magen David Adom in Israel, will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.
At the beginning of the second week of July 2014, the number of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel has increased significantly, and the lives of millions of civilians were put in harm's way as a result.
Ori Shacham, a paramedic in Magen David Adom, and manager in the Logistics Division of the organization, set off at the beginning of January 2014 to help the population hit by the disaster in the Philippines. This is the first time that a member of Magen David Adom has been sent by the International Committee of the Red Cross (the ICRC) to help people affected by the disaster.
14-12-13 , 20:18
Since Wednesday night (11.12.13) and until Saturday night MDA teams have been doing all that is in their power to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to thousands of Israelis due to the intense storm which included much snowfall and extremely cold weather.
Snow covers most of the mountain areas of Israel over 500 meters, from the Negev mountains through the Judea mountains and Jerusalem, The mountains in the Shomron, Safed, the upper Galilee and the Golan Heights.
The temperatures all across Israel are very low.
These words were spoken by the MDA Director General, Eli Bin, at the end of a special exercise which was held this morning in Tiberias. During the exercise, MDA's activities in an earthquake situation in which buildings collapsed and about 500 people were wounded, were tested.
MDA teams were today at lunchtime called upon to once again give treatment as a result of a terrorist attack of the type that we had almost forgotten* In the explosion on the bus in Shaul Hamelech Street in the city, 17 people were injured, one of whom in a severe to moderate condition, 3 in a moderate condition, 7 lightly wounded and 6 suffering from anxiety* MDA teams were rushed to the scene within seconds of receiving the first call, and transported the wounded after primary treatment to Ichilov Hospital
MDA teams continue to keep up the highest possible level of alert to give a response to each and every call, whether in the South or in the rest of the country. Since the early hours of the morning until this moment, MDA teams have treated more than 112 injured people, including one person who was severely injured when hit by a rocket in Ashkelon, 2 people injured by shrapnel, 27 slightly injured people who were hurt during an alert, and over 82 suffering from anxiety attacks.
- DAY SIX – SUMMARY OF CASUALTIES FROM 07:00 TO 19:00 HOURS
Total casualties; 16 – all suffering from minor injuries and stress symptoms, Six from bruises & Nine from stress symptoms
- SIX DAYS OF ACTIVITIES – summary
MDA teams treated 252 casualties: Three fatalities, Two severely wounded, Four moderately wounded & 15 lightly wounded
All the above resulting from missiles hits and shrapnel's
Twenty eight persons were lightly injured while running for shelters
With the start of Operation "Pillar of Cloud" yesterday, MDA forces began increased operational activities, during which up until now they have treated more than 50 wounded victims from the Southern Regions
Amongst those injured, are three dead after being hit by a rocket in Kiryat Malachi, and a child of about 4 years of age who is in serious condition
MDA is continuing to keep up the highest level of preparedness and to give a response to each and every call, whether in the South or in the rest of the country
Since last Friday, MDA’s forces have been on extremely high alert in the southern part of Israel in order to provide life-saving care to those who were injured as a result of the rocket attack in Southern Israel.
11 refugees were lucky enough to attend an MDA First Aid/Lifesaving Course before their return to southern Sudan.
The aim of the course was to enable them to treat people and use the lifesaving techniques to save lives in their homeland, where quality and accessible medical assistance is very sparse.
The 10-day course was held at the MDA station in Eilat and taught in Arabic by MDA paramedic Osama Abu Mukh.
05-12-10 , 00:26
December 3nd 2010, Carmel Region- Haifa
MDA Teams, headed by MDA Director General are on High Alert at the Carmel MDA Region.
300 Paramedics, Medics with 67 Ambulances, 11 MICU's, 2 MCRV's, 1 Helicopter, are spread throughout the communities and villages in the severely damaged area in the Carmel Forest.
Hundreds of MDA personnel are working around the clock in the area of the fire and are helping with saving lives "the stories of MDA personnel who have returned from the disaster
Hundreds of MDA personnel are working all over the region of the fire on the Carmel. Many of them are treating the wounded and are busy with saving lives in different places.
Pninit Boyev , a senior medic, yesterday arrived with the ambulance team close to the Damon Prison.
03-12-10 , 16:06
December 2nd 2010, Carmel Region- Haifa
Since 11:30 AM this morning, MDA CARMEL Region activated its teams to provide medical back up to the Fire Fighters coping with the fire and in order to assist the residents of Kibbutz Beit Oren, the Druze village of Ussfyah, the Damon prison, and Haifa University.
At 15:54 PM, the Carmel Region announced a Mass Casualties Incident due to reports of about 50 to 60 casualties in the area of Kibbutz Beit Oren in a part of Carmel forest.