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Relief for Kenyan Famine Victims

Some 55 tons of food, medication, tents and mobile field kitchens donated by the Magen David Adom (MDA) First Aid Society, Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, have arrived in Kenya to aid famine victims in that country, it was reported here today.

The relief supplies, shipped from Eilat to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, included 20 tons of flour, 20 tons of sugar, 15 tons of edible oil, five tons of baby food, some half a ton of antibiotics, about 60 family tents and 10 mobile field kitchens — all Israeli-made.

The goods were purchased and shipped with funds raised following an MDA appeal to the Israeli public in line with a request from the International Red Cross in Geneva to Red Cross and associated societies throughout the world for emergency aid for the afflicted populations of several African countries suffering from drought and famine.