Earthquake in Haiti
In partnership with JDC, The Jewish Federations of North America meet short-term emergency needs in Haiti by:
Convened the Coalition of Jewish Disaster Relief to ensure coordination and cooperation, to maximize our impact, to ensure we meet medium-term and long-term needs and to avoid duplication of efforts;
Funding the Israel Defense Forces field hospital,the first portable medical facility operational in Haiti. This facility included 120 personnel: physicians, surgeons, obstetricians, nurses and others. Federations purchased medical equipment including infant incubators for a neonatal unit and orthopedic devices to support the IDF Medical Corps.
Worked with Heart-to-Heart International, a U.S. non-governmental organization, to provide emergency medical assistance, equipment and other services;