Category Archives: International Rescue Missions

In Wake of Hurricane Fiona- Combined Israeli-U.S. Volunteer Aid Group Becomes A Force Multiplier of Human Intervention in Puerto Rico

On Friday, September 23rd, a team of seven first responders and mental health experts arrived in San Juan to assist residents in the country find relief in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The battered residents, particularly in the southwestern side … Continue reading

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Israeli Delegation Departs To Puerto Rico To Offer Psychological and Medical Aid In Wake of Hurricane Fiona

Early Thursday morning, a delegation of medical and psychological experts from the emergency medical service (EMS) organization United Hatzalah, departed from Israel en route to Puerto Rico. The team, which is comprised of four members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Teams Preparing in Uman For Arrival of Rosh Hashanah Pilgrims

United Hatzalah volunteers have been increasing activity in Uman ahead of the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year’s) holiday. The town is a popular pilgrimage site during the holiday as many people go to visit the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Refugees Train To Become EMTs in Israel

Ten members of Uman’s Breslov community who fled to Israel at the onset of the war trained to become EMTs with United Hatzalah in hopes of returning to Ukraine and assist their community.  On Thursday last week, a very special … Continue reading

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Muslim Paramedic Joins Collaborative Operation To Rescue Jewish Ukrainian Refugees

On June 21st, two Ukrainian refugees began the final leg of their journey to a new home in Israel. In a collaborative operation run by the JDC, The Jewish Agency, and United Hatzalah, the two refugees, each suffering from a … Continue reading

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Special Rescue Operation Brings Three Bedridden Elderly Ukrainian RefugeesTo Israel For Medical Care

Early Thursday morning a plane landed at Ben Gurion airport bringing with it three bedridden elderly Ukrainian refugees who were evacuated from the war-torn country in order to receive proper medical care in Israel. The rescue mission was a combined … Continue reading

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Adelson Family Sponsors Flights for 500 Ukrainian Refugees to Israel With Operation Orange Wings, Reuniting Many With Israeli Family Members

Members of the Adelson family, Children of Dr. Miriam Adelson and the late Sheldon Adelson, recently sponsored flights for more than 500 Jewish Ukrainian refugees to find sanctuary in Israel. The flights, which were part of United Hatzalah’s Operation Orange … Continue reading

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Three Holocaust Survivors Rescued From Kyiv Brought To Poland For Care and Safety

By Aharon Ben Arush A few days ago, amid air raid sirens and bombings, we were fortunate enough to rescue three Holocaust survivors from Kyiv and bring them to safety in Poland. As part of a major rescue operation that … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg, Meta COO and Founder of Lean In and Option B, Donates $1 Million to Support United Hatzalah’s Relief Efforts For Ukrainian Refugees

United Hatzalah, the volunteer-based emergency medical services organization based in Israel with a standing presence across the U.S., announced today that it has received a generous $1 million donation from Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Meta and Founder of … Continue reading

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After A Month Without Medication Ukrainian Refugee In Serious Condition Receives Medical Care At Moldova Border

On Saturday, a team operating today on the Palanca border between Ukraine and Moldova identified long queues on the Ukrainian side and requested to enter to see if there were refugees that required medical attention inside the border. Vicky Tiferet, who … Continue reading

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