February 1, 2010
|IFA volunteer helps Haitian child|
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (rushPRnews) 02/01/10 — Situation in Haiti remains desperate. Children are dying from lack of food and water.
-The Government of Haiti, which is now supervising the global relief efforts resulting from a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake which has killed over 200,000 people, has thanked Israel Flying Aid for it's humanitarian assistance.
Israel Flying Aid flew into Haiti shortly after the earthquake with a team of 14 medical and logistical professionals whose mission was to treat children for trauma and rape. Israel Flying Aid brought food, water, medicine, blankets, clothing and professional medical clowns from the Philnur Foundation.
At first Israel Flying Aid was operating out of the Israel Defense Forces IDF field hospital in Haiti, but after the IDF left back for Israel, IFA then selected an orphanage in Haiti to support and rebuild. The orphanage, which has 50 children aged 2-14 years of age, had 20 children taken illegally by human traffickers to be sold to pedophiles.
"We have been watching you and your team work 24 by 7 since you arrived at the orphanage. Your quick, professional and modest action in caring for these very small and sick children has saved many lives," Haiti Minister for Culture and Communications Marie Laurence Jocelyn-Lassegue told Gal Lusky, CEO and founder of IFA.
"The efforts of Israel Flying Aid should be used as an example to the world that Haiti children can be protected, cared for and provided with everything from essential supplies and housing to children movies and loving hugs.
In just three days Israel Flying Aid rebuilt the orphanage and took the children, who are all suffering from severe malnutrition, from sleeping on the cold ground with rocks and garbage to soft, clean mattresses and colorful balloons inside a newly built house.
Israel Flying Aid and Orange Israel Telecommunications had announced that they had planned to aid humanitarian efforts in Haiti by creating an orphanage which would immediately accommodate 70 children.
The first of three stages of establishing an orphanage which is expected to absorb over 200 children in Haiti has now been completed.
The orphanage is now staffed by both Haiti and Israel volunteers. These volunteers provide primary medical care, educational, social services, nutrition and trauma treatment working in cooperation with 20 Christian Nuns.
"Israel Flying Aid is based upon the Jewish principles of the prophet Isaiah to: 'Uphold the rights of the orphan; defend the cause of the widow, and in doing so we do not discriminate by race, nationality or religion," said Lusky.
"We urgently need funds to continue this operation and other humanitarian missions for which we carry out throughout
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IFA, which was established in 2005, has an uncompromising obligation to the victims of disaster and not to their countries, governments, militias, or military that may prevent international assistance to victims. IFA chooses to deliver aid to communities that are hostile toward Israel, such as Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Indonesia and others.
Hundreds of Israel Flying Aid volunteers, who leave their families on short notice and risk their lives as they are dispatched to the most remote areas of the world in order to help those most in need, are brave individuals who represent the heart of Israel.
Israel Flying Aid reaches out on behalf of the Jewish people in the spirit of peace, love, and compassion.
IFA is placing an urgent appeal to the global public to assist in finding and treating children in Haiti by sending donations to Israel Discount Bank, branch 199, account # 57797, SWIFT IDBLILIT.
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