Submitted by Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the fires. USAID, through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service’s Disaster Assistance Support Program, is deploying a team of experts to join their Israeli counterparts to help combat the fires. We are also sending 45 metric tons of Fire-Trol fire retardant and 12,000 liters of WD881 Class A foam, both of which are valuable tools in the suppression of wildland fires. The United States stands prepared to provide additional assistance should it be necessary.
For individuals and organizations who would like to provide assistance, we encourage you to make a cash donation to a reputable humanitarian organization working in the affected area. Cash donations are best. Nothing will get there faster or help more at this time.