Saturday, May 30
Latest News
  1. Yemen's Saleh says Saudi offered him 'millions' to fight Houthis
  2. Silk Road mastermind sentenced to life in prison
  3. Officials: at least 19 killed in Pakistan as gunmen attack bus
  4. Obama urges Congress to stop security measures lapsing
  5. Turkish daily accuses government of sending arms to Syrian rebels
  6. Coastguard: more than 3,300 migrants rescued in Med Friday, 17 dead
  7. US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations
  8. IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3
  9. Foreign fighters switching tactics to reach Syria, Iraq
  10. Monitor: Christian beheads Sunni militant in Syria revenge killing
  11. Tripoli govt : IS seizes control of airport in Libya's Sirte
  12. Yemen's Saleh says Saudi offered him 'millions' to fight Houthis
  13. Netanyahu delight as Palestine withdraw bid to oust Israel from FIFA
  14. IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3
  15. FIFA congress reconvenes after bomb threat
  16. Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria
  17. Witnesses: blast outside Saudi Shiite mosque during prayers
  18. Iranian opposition: Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms
  19. More than 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
  20. Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead

UK provides emergency equipment to Palestinian civil defense

Feb. 1, 2013 5:24 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 7:25 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The UK on Friday donated emergency equipment to Palestinian civil defense services after heavy rains caused serious damage in the West Bank earlier in January.

"We admired the efforts the Palestinian civil defense services exerted during the heavy rain which affected the West Bank lately. It is a pleasure to offer this support which will help rescue more lives in similar conditions," said David Robson, an official of the UK Consulate in Jerusalem.

The British support team in Ramallah provided the equipment, in cooperation with the UN and World Food Program, the consulate said in a statement.

In early January, extremely heavy rainfall in the West Bank severely damaged homes, particularly in the north.

Palestinian civil defense crews attended to over 1,600 emergencies over four days, including missing people, flooded homes and fires.

Over 1,000 volunteers assisted the crews, which suffered from a lack of basic emergency equipment.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015