(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
Special aid was sent last week by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC Israel) to Burkina Faso. The West African country is suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis, due to recent floods, and hundreds of thousands of people have become refugees in their own country.
The Ministry, through MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation - and in cooperation with JDC Israel, sent to the stricken country a shipment of tents, blankets, medicines and baby food.
Burkina Faso, which is a member of the Security Council, is one of Israel’s most loyal friends in Africa, as evidenced in international forums and institutions.
Israel frequently helps countries in crisis, sending aid and, if needed, experts in various fields.