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Israel Defense Forces:
Humanitarian Operations

IDF: Table of Contents | History & Overview | Wars & Operations

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Philippines Typhoons (2013 & 2009)


Aid to Gaza Strip (2010-Present)

IDF in Haiti

In 2009 and 2013, the Philippines were struck by typhoons that claimed thousands of lives. Israel dispatched humanitarian aid, search & rescue squads and medical teams to aid in both relief operations.

Despite being ruled by a terror organization, Israel continues to deliver humanitarian aid, food, medical supplies and building materials to the residents of Gaza on a daily basis.

Japan Tsunami/Earthquake (2011)

Turkey Earthquake (2011)

When a March 2011 earthquake & tsunami devastated Japan, Israel sent aid including a delegation of medical personnel & equipment. They also opened an advanced medical clinic for surgery.

IDF in Turkey

An October 2011 earthquake in Turkey killed at least 400 people and left thousands homeless. Israel sent mobile homes & medical equipment for survivors at the request of the Turkish government.

Haiti Earthquake (2010)

Burkina Faso Floods (2009)

IDF in Haiti

Following an earthquake that nearly destroyed Haiti's capital, Israel sent multiple medical & rescue teams to assist in operations. The IDF also established the first field hospital in Port-au-Prince.

IDF in Turkey

In the wake of massive flooding in this poor African nation that left hundreds of thousands homeless, Israel sent shipments of tents, blankets, medicines and baby food. These efforts were coordinated by MASHAV.

Kosovo War Refugees (1999)

Terror in Kenya (1998)

IDF medical mission established a field hospital and an emergency room to assist Albanian refugees fleeing from war-torn Kosovo into Macedonia. Emergency supplies were also sent by Israel to help refugees.

Nearly 200 members of the elite Israeli search & rescue unit were the first international team to arrive on the scene of the US embassy bombing in Nairobi. The mission succeeded in saving numerous lives.

Central America Floods (1998)

Humanitarian Operations (1985-97)

Israel dispatched a team of Spanish-speaking doctors and nurses to Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala in the aftermath of severe flooding in those areas caused by Hurricane Mitch.

An overview of Israeli humanitarian operations throughout the world, including assistance to Mexico, Armenia, Argentina, Rwanda and Turkey when each of those countries were in need of help.

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