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IDF Sets Up Field Hospital to Treat Nepal Earthquake Victims


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Despite the attacks and bombings going on even now in Israel, the Jewish people always stand ready to help a country in need. They have set up a fully functioning mobile hospital for 200 in earthquake torn Nepal.  They are truly dedicated to helping.  God bless Israel!  MB

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) members arrived in Nepal on Tuesday and began setting up a field hospital, where they will treat those injured by this week’s massive earthquake. The local Nepalese military hospital has been badly damaged, according to reports, and the number of people killed in the earthquake has risen above 4,000.

Unpacking lifesaving supplies for the IDF Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)
Unpacking lifesaving supplies for the IDF Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)

The Israeli soldiers are working closely with Nepalese soldiers by loading equipment, medicine, and supplies into trucks. The 260-member IDF delegation includes 127 medical personnel, among them 40 doctors.

Organizing supplies quickly to start treating wounded. (Photo: IDF)
Organizing supplies quickly to start treating wounded. (Photo: IDF)

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman discussed joint Israel-Nepal military relief efforts with Nepalese Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey on Tuesday, and the Nepalese minister thanked the Israeli government for its assistance, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

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According to the IDF, the mission to help Nepal after the earthquake could take at least two weeks. The IDF delegation is joined by rescue teams from United Hatzalah, Zaka, F.I.R.S.T., IsraLife, IsraAID, and others.

The Jewish National Fund (JNF), meanwhile, pledged assistance to 160 Nepalese students who are studying at Israel’s Arava International Center for Agricultural Training, a JNF partner. Some of the students lost family members in the earthquake, and all of their families lost their homes.

Hanging up the flag of Israel at the IDF Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)
Hanging up the flag of Israel at the IDF Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)

“We have a longstanding relationship with Nepal and these students are our extended family,” JNF President Jeffrey E. Levine said. “That’s why I am today releasing emergency funds so that each one will get $500 to send back home and assist in rebuilding their family homes and lives. … When you look into their eyes, you can see that they have lost everything. The $500 may not seem like much to us, but it means the world to them.”

Opening of the IDF's Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)
Opening of the IDF’s Field Hospital in Nepal. (Photo: IDF)


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About Marianne Bernard

I seek first the kingdom of Christ because everything else in this world is perishing. All that I have is from God who is always faithful. I have worked hard all my life and will continue as long as God lends me breath. The mistakes and bad judgments I made in my life all stemmed from me trying to work things out by myself. I have learned the hard way that the victory over all of my problems and the answers to all of my desires lie solely in my Savior, Jesus Christ.It is now my desire to share the words that God gives me to encourage and give hope to others who need the strength that only faith in Christ can give.

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  1. Deuteronomy 10:17 & 18: (17) “For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: (18) He doth execute the judgement of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.” God Bless You, Marianne for honoring the Israeli people – they have learned this instruction from the Lord well, and prove themselves in every international humanitarian crisis.

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