Wherever there is a natural disaster, you will find Israeli rescue and hospital units are among the first to offer help - and if accepted, among the first on scene. Whether it was the Turkish earthquake; by the way, our transport to Turkey carried necessary aid, while Turkish ships to our coast carried unnecessary provocateurs.
We rushed to Haiti after their devastating earthquake and IDF rescue and hospital units were quickly in the central Islands of the Philippines, to help after the recent unprecedented Typhoon . Israel always gets there fast and in force.
Today’s programme gives an insight into the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the work of the IDF who went to help and the efforts of the local Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi.
The Ambassador of the Philippines gives his government’s official assessment of the damage and casualties - and we hear how the population of the Philippines face adversity with fortitude and of their love for Israel.
NOTE: Due to thelong distance lines availble, the interview with the IDF officer in the Philippines has lower audio quality.
Colonel Shay Brovender (L) holds baby "Shay" after delivered him in the field hospital. Photo credit: Shay Wagner/IDF Spokesperson/Flash90
The Philippine Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Generoso D.G. Calonge. Photo courtesy Embassy of the Philippines.
Rabbi Yossi Levy and Tiferet Levy, Chabad emmisarries to the Philippines.
Rabbi Levy distributes food.