Providing Aid to Latin American Communities
B’nai B’rith funds were used to help victims of the Feb. 27, 2010, earthquake in Chile, including rebuilding of a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Melipilla. Later that year, in August 2007, B’nai B’rith partnered with IsraAID (the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, of which B’nai B’rith is a founding member), following the devastating earthquake in Peru. The team, consisting of seven volunteers from FIRST — the Fast Israel Rescue and Search Teams — treated 1,500 people in poor, remote areas over a 10-day period. Above, volunteers brought supplies to those affected in Peru.
Communities in Crisis Program
Since 2002, B'nai B'rith International, in partnership with the Brothers Brother Foundation, has brought more than $100 million worth of medicines and supplies to Latin America through the Communities in Crisis program.
This program aids the citizens of impoverished communities, suffering from disastrous economic conditions. Thus far, the program has assisted communities in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, and Bolivia. Pharmaceutical companies donate supplies and medicines to Brothers Brother, and B'nai B'rith provides the shipping and logistical fees required to move the items to these countries.
B'nai B'rith members in Latin America act as the conduit to their governments' health ministries or other agencies that approve both the drugs and the import process. B'nai B'rith's involvement guarantees that the medicines and supplies arrive at the clinics and hospitals where needed.
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