From Israel with love: six 4×4 ambulances

April 14, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Magen David Adom has donated six all-terrain (4×4) ambulances to the people of Ukraine.

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These ambulances have recently ended their service with MDA, having been part of the rescue of sick and injured patients, and women in labour from mountainous or snowy regions, treating drowning victims on beaches, at mass-casualty incidents and more. These ambulances are able to manoeuver through difficult terrain and are intended to evacuate injured patients from destroyed areas.

The initiative has been undertaken in collaboration with the Israeli Friends of MDA Association who recruited the family fund in honour of Ted Arison. The fund financed the preparation of the ambulances, as well as their transport on a flight with CAL Cargo Air to Belgium. The ambulances will then be transferred on trucks to Poland, and from there to Ukraine. Three of the ambulances are intended for use by the Jewish community in Ukraine, and a further three by the Ukraine Health Ministry.

The six ambulances donated to the people of Ukraine are in addition to the four armoured ambulances that were donated a month ago to the health services in Ukraine and are currently assisting life-saving activities.

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Orly Ariel, General Manager of Israel Friends of MDA commented: “We thank the Arison family for the ongoing, important, strategic cooperation that they have shared with MDA for many years, and especially for seeing the importance of the project as first-rate moral mission.”

MDA Director General, Eli Bin added: “Magen David Adom today bids farewell to six all-terrain (4×4) ambulances that are able to evacuate patients from disaster areas, and now transferring them to our friends in Ukraine who require assistance. Because of the Arison family, we were able to prepare and transport the ambulances, and to other institutions for their rapid assistance and special cooperation, in order to save more lives during the heavy fighting in Eastern Europe.”

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