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2 Israelis still missing in Myanmar
The Ministry of Foreign affairs knows of two Israelis who have yet to notify family of their safety

Two Israeli families are desperately waiting to hear from family members who were traveling in Myanmar when Burma was struck by the deadly Cyclone Nargis. Batya Ka'alo last spoke with 23-year old Maayan on April 28th via email. She told Ynet on Wednesday the family was nervously awaiting any sign of life from their son.

 

Immediately after word of the storm reached them, the Ka'alo family contacted the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their son's insurance company to see if it was possible to dispatch a rescue mission to the region.  



 
A ministry spokesman, Arieh Mekel, said that communication to Myanmar authorities was patchy due to the extent of the damage caused by the cyclone.
 
In the meantime, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Joint Distribution Committee have sent medicine and medical equipment worth $100,000.

 


פרסום ראשון: 05.07.08, 13:53
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