The Super Hercules planes, costing $75m. each, will supplement 3 existing craft in fleet. F-35 Stealth planes also due by year-end.
'Israel is proud to stand at the forefront of international aid to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas,' says Gil Haskel, an Israeli delegate to the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.
Most of Krishna and Lalita’s 6-year marriage has been over Skype. He’s a home aide in Tel Aviv, where their toddler was conceived; she lives with his parents in their native Nepal.
After the devastating April earthquake that killed more than 8,600 people, at least two million Nepalis remain homeless, some 16,000 injured are still being treated in hospitals and clinics, and 240 Nepalis and 89 foreigners are still missing.
Three charred bodies were found in the wreckage of the UH-1Y Huey that went missing on Tuesday while on a mission to deliver aid to victims of two earthquakes.
After fresh quake, IsraAID rescue team only found out about preemies who had to be evacuated from their damaged neonatal ward from a radio staffer back in Israel.
More than 40 dead and over 1,000 injured in Nepal, India and Tibet after 7.3-magnitude quake hits near Chinese border.
The Israeli army has set up the largest foreign-run field hospital after the massive quake in Nepal, treating 1,000 Nepalis.
Or Assraf’s body was found Sunday in the Langtang nature reserve after an eight-day search. He was the last Israeli unaccounted for in Nepal.
Ministry cites shortages of medical supplies and fears of water contamination, asks those planning to travel or already in Nepal to reconsider.
Discovery of the body follows a wide-scale rescue mission in the Frozen Lakes area in which Assraf was last known to be hiking.
Nepal's only international airport closed to large military, cargo planes to protect runway Rescuers find body of missing Israeli
The Tevel b'Tzedek group has been assisting poor Nepalese communities for almost a decade. Following the recent devastating quake, the group's Israeli and Jewish volunteers are needed more than ever.
Airport's lone runway cannot handle large jets, aid transfers limited to small, medium-size planes.
An Israeli expert says the area where Or Assraf is believed to be has been narrowed to six square kilometers.
U.S. military aid contingent expected to arrive Sunday; oncoming monsoon season could further complicate search and rescue efforts.
Head of UN's World Food Program says more helicopters needed to reach deeper into remote Himalayan villages, where frustration at the slow pace of aid delivery has been growing.
Krishna Kumar Khadka became the second survivor recovered on Thursday, Nepal's Interior Ministry spokesman says.
There is something absurd involved in the need for a massive earthquake to pave the way for such births here.
Government hospitals are suffering a dire shortage of beds after Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake, but private clinic in the capital isn't treating the poor.
After rescue services pulled a teenage boy from Nepal rubble, Israel, French and Norwegian team rescued a woman buried under a guest house; Obama calls Nepalese PM, pledges U.S. aid.
Members of Or Assraf’s IDF combat unit also touched down Wednesday afternoon in Nepal to help in the search for their comrade.
Israel doesn’t have to go all the way to Kathmandu to save lives; it would be enough to lift the siege it imposes an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv and let Gaza be rebuilt.
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Once again, Israel is shining during a disaster thousands of miles away. But the people down the coast are another thing.
All Everest climbers brought to safety, says official; 21 Israelis rescued from Langtang region, a further seven from Totpani; 250 people feared missing after mudslide in isolated village.
Disaster relief feeds the illusion that we can somehow be clever, creative and cooperative enough to make the world absolve us of everything else that is wrong with what we do.
Some 20 out of 50 Israeli hikers have now left the park, north of Kathmandu; one crew's helicopter was reportedly looted by locals. Israelis have set up field hospital.
The quake has provided a venue for China, India, and Pakistan to display their strengths in humanitarian assistance and, by extension, their relative sway.
There seems to be a discrepancy between Foreign Ministry data and the facts on the ground.