The Israeli Embassy in Myanmar has sent a truck load of food, medicines, mosquito nets and hygiene packs to flood-ravaged Myanmar, as monsoon rains and subsequent floods and landslides displace nearly 1.3 million people in the Southeast Asian nation.

Ambassador Daniel Zonshine headed the Israeli aid delegation to the Tharrawaddy area to assist victims of the severe flooding. The Israeli aid included a truckload of food, medicines, mosquito nets, water purification tablets, and hygiene packs.

The Israeli Embassy in Yangon says it will continue helping the flood victims together with MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Local Tharrawaddy residents reportedly received the Israeli team with open arms, and the Myanmar government conveyed its appreciation for the assistance.