15 December 2018 - 7 Tevet 5779 - ז' טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Philippine Red Cross receives equipment and basic medicines from donations E-mail

Israel’s Embassy in the Philippines recently delivered US$1 million worth of basic equipment, medicines and supplies to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to support the immediate needs of people affected by the Marawi conflict. PRC set up a basic healthcare unit in Balo-i Lanao del Norte on 8 June.

Since basic healthcare services are a major priority in the communities and evacuation centres affected by the conflict, the PRC has provided basic, preventive and healthcare emergency treatment and medical supplies.

“We are all touched by the events in Marawi and the effect they brought to the people of Marawi. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed us to lend a hand of support to the affected people in Marawi and the surrounding areas,” said Israel’s Ambassador to the Philippines Ephraim Ben Matityau.

The basic equipment, medicines and supplies will benefit thousands of families in the evacuation centres. The equipment includes an emergency cart, a suction machine, a portable nebulizer machine, a portable ECG machine, a portable doppler, a pulse oximeter, an oxygen tank, a basic medicine package, emergency medicines and medical supplies.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of support we received from our partners and donors as the Philippine Red Cross continues with its humanitarian efforts for our affected brothers and sisters in the Marawi crisis. We are committed to continuing our mission to save lives as well as to give the best assistance to the most vulnerable, to the best of our capacity,” said PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon.

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