Summary of IDF Aid Activity In Haiti Thus Far, 20 Jan 2010

An IDF delegation headed by OC Home Front Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, landed in Haiti last night . 

Today, delegation commanders and search and rescue officers who arrived in Haiti on Friday held a consultation meeting.  

Furthermore, OC Home Front Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, and the Israeli ambassador to Haiti, Amos Radian, met with the prime minister of Haiti and toured the demolished UN headquarters and other disaster areas, in order to assess the continuation of the Israeli aid. 

So far, 383 people have been treated in the hospital, among them dozens of children. 140 life saving operations were executed and seven babies were delivered. As of now, approximately 60 patients are being treated in different departments of the hospital.  

Last night, two children who were trapped under the ruins of a building for seven days and then rescued by an American team were brought to the IDF hospital for treatment.  

Approximately 43 rescue teams from around the world, comprised of 1800 rescue personnel and 160 dogs, are actively operating throughout Haiti.   

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