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Cornerstone laid for new Zaka HQ

The cornerstone has been laid for a new ZAKA volunteer organization’s world headquarters in Jerusalem. ZAKA’s volunteers assist ambulance crews, aid in the identification of the victims of terrorism, road accidents and other disasters, and ensure proper burial where necessary. … Continue reading

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Israel helps Miami

In the wake of the Florida building collapse, Israel has sent a delegation of IDF, trauma experts, Foreign Ministry aid and ZAKA volunteers to assist at the disaster site. The Israeli Consulate in Miami has already provided assistance with clothing, … Continue reading

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Zaka founder wins Israel Prize

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, co-founder and chairman of the Zaka volunteer emergency response group (see here), was declared a winner of the Israel Prize. He won the life achievement award for his contributions to Israeli society and for being a role model … Continue reading

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Extending rescue operations worldwide

Israeli international mass disaster response agency ZAKA Search and Rescue is establishing bases in strategic cities in North and South America and the Caribbean. The UN-recognized organization’s missions include Haiti (2010), Nepal (2015), Guatemala and Pittsburgh (2018). https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/ZAKA-seeking-expansion-to-western-hemisphere-606434 https://zakaworld.org/

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Israeli support for Pittsburgh

Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue, Dream Doctors and the Psycho-trauma and Crisis Response Unit of Israel’s United Hatzalah have arrived in Pittsburgh to provide aid to the community and the victims of the deadly mass shooting at the … Continue reading

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Israel trains rescuers

Israeli officers from the IDF’s Home Front Command have just returned from Dallas, Texas where they conducted their fifth session training local civilians in Israeli emergency response techniques. Meanwhile in Israel, Israeli NGO ZAKA and the IDF trained 40 rescue … Continue reading

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“Jerusalem” for Guatemala volcano survivors

Israeli medical NGO Zaka is working with the Guatemala Jewish community to build 100 homes for evacuees from the recent Guatemala volcano eruption. The homes have been named, “The Jerusalem Neighborhood” and those completed are already housing affected families. https://unitedwithisrael.org/israelis-spearhead-efforts-to-build-jerusalem-neighborhood-in-guatemala-for-volcano-victims/

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First response training for Guatemala

Israel’s volunteer ZAKA International Rescue Unit provided a UN-sponsored 3-day search-and-rescue training course in Guatemala to 45 volunteers from local community and emergency organizations. ZAKA conveyed the skills necessary to handle mass-casualty incidents. https://www.israel21c.org/zaka-trains-45-first-responders-in-guatemala/

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Zaka helps rescue South Africans after storms

Forty volunteers from the Israel’s ZAKA rescue and recovery organization assisted thousands of Johannesburg residents after severe storms ripped through homes in different parts of the city between December 31 and January 2. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/ZAKA-helps-with-disaster-relief-following-severe-storms-in-South-Africa-532947

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More Israelis fly in to help Houston cleanup

A team of eight volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA Search and Rescue organization is in Houston to help with clean up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Four more will join them shortly. The volunteers are currently clearing debris and delivering … Continue reading

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