Sunday, March 27, 2011

Video: IDF Aid Delegation Departs for Japan Crisis Zone

A delegation of 50 soldiers and officers from the IDF Home Front Command and the IDF Medical Corps delegation left yesterday for the Miyagi district in Japan with 60 tons of medical aid and equipment--35 tons of which already left Thursday night.

The delegation includes logistics teams, experts in population management, Japanese translators, experts from the Committee of Atomic Energy, 14 doctors of various specialties, 7 nurses and 9paramedics and will establish a medical center manned by the IDF Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corps specialists which will provide various services.

Heading the delegation is Commander of the IDF Home Front Command Search and Rescue Unit, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shalom Ben-Arieh. Heading the delegation’s medical team is deputy to the Chief Medical Officer, Col. Dr. Ofir Cohen-Marom.

The delegation will join the team of 3 officers who left for Japan last week to prepare the framework for the delegation, informing them of the current situation and coordinating their arrival.

Here's the video:

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