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Israel dispatches emergency aid to Guatemala after volcano

By AFP

Added 4th June 2018 11:09 AM

Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter the money will be used to buy emergency equipment, namely medication, food, blankets.

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Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter the money will be used to buy emergency equipment, namely medication, food, blankets.

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Israel said on Monday it was sending emergency aid worth $10,000 to Guatemala, where a volcano erupted killing at least 25 people.

Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter the money will be used to buy emergency equipment, namely medication, food, blankets.

Israel will co-ordinate further needs with Guatemalan authorities, he said.

Guatemala was one of the few countries to side with the United States after President Donald Trump's December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, breaking with decades of US diplomacy and international consensus.

On May 16, Guatemala opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, just two days after the US. Since then Paraguay has also followed suit.

Guatemala's 3,763-metre (12,346-foot) Fuego volcano, located 35 kilometres southwest of the capital, erupted on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people.







  

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