IsraAid said it has committed to remain in Colombia long-term as the Venezuelans leave the economic and political crisis in their country.
Intense fighting amid a coup attempt in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has forced an Israeli aid group in the country to suspend its operations and go on lockdown.
GIVING 2011: The Japanese government has done a remarkable job in providing physical assistance to victims of the tsunami. Israel helped them deal with the psychological trauma.
IsraAID celebrates Israeli humanitarian work in Africa The organization’s vital lifesaving work has attracted praise from the professionals and interest in future projects. Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof was in Israel recently to laud Israeli humanitarian projects in Africa. The Irish rock musician spoke at a conference presented by IsraAID (www.israaid.org.il) in Herzliya. People from Israel’s business, arts, media and civil society sectors met at the conference to applaud past achievements and inspire future ones. Geldof’s 1985 concert raised almost $250 million to fight hunger in Africa. Also appearing at the conference were Israeli musician Idan Raichel (www.idanraichelproject.com/en), the goodwill ambassador of the Israeli organization Save a Child’s Heart www.saveachildsheart.org), which provides life-saving heart surgery to children in developing countries; and Itai Anghel, a journalist and filmmaker who has interviewed rape victims in the Congo: DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos