Providing Aid to Latin American Communities
B’nai B’rith has responded to several disasters in Latin America. In Peru, after a devastating earthquake, B’nai B’rith partnered with IsraAID (the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, of which B’nai B’rith is a founding member), to send emergency teams to the area. 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.
In the photo, to the right, volunteers are shown unpacking supplies for the relief effort. After an earthquake in Chile, the funds raised supported the rebuilding of a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Melipilla working in cooperation with the B’nai B’rith leaders in the area.
Communities in Crisis Program
Since 2002, B'nai B'rith International, in partnership with the Brothers Brother Foundation, has brought tens of millions of dollars 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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