Israel sends aid to Kenya gas-line victims

An Israeli aid shipment of medical supplies is to arrive in Nairobi today, earmarked for helping to treat victims of the September 12 gas-line explosion. Kenya Red Cross said the death toll from the disaster rose to 95 people, and …

An Israeli aid shipment of medical supplies is to arrive in Nairobi today, earmarked for helping to treat victims of the September 12 gas-line explosion.

Kenya Red Cross said the death toll from the disaster rose to 95 people, and reported that more than 100 people were hospitalized with burns.

Upon news of the tragic fire, Israel’s Ambassador to Kenya Gil Haskel offered assistance to the heads of Kenyatta National Hospital where most of the injured are hospitalized.

Today’s shipment includes medical supplies for long-term treatment – as requested by the hospital’s director. The Israeli aid includes more than 360 kilograms of medicines for treating burns, bandaging equipment, infusion sets, ointments and painkillers.

The supplies were mobilized and dispatched by the Foreign Ministry’s MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Israel is well-known for the relief delegations it sends to help victims of manmade and natural disasters around the world.

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