IDF Search and Rescue Pictures from India and Kenya

The IDF Search and Rescue unit has been involved in many rescue missions aborad. Below are photographs from rescue missions in Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006 and Buhj, India January 2001.

Nairobi, Kenya: 24 Januray 2006, a five story building collapsed. Israel sent a team of 80 S&R personnel to assist with the rescue efforts, under the command of Maj. General Yitzhak Gershon, Head of the Home Front Command.

Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006

Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006

Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006

Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006

Nairobi, Kenya, January 2006

In January 2001, a massive earthquake hit western India. Israel sent 5 planes laden with over 65 tons of equipment and aid and 170 S&R personnel. The delegation set up one of the largest field hospitals in Buhj staffed with doctors, nurses, medical assistants and IDF and Magen David Adom paramedics, who treated roughly 1,300 casualties, delivered 12 babies and helped with S&R efforts in the field.

IDF Field Hospital, Buhj, India, January 2001

Surgery in the Field Hospital, Buhj, India, January 2001

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