For nearly two weeks one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world has been battling intense forest fires.
The Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia was inscribed placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1978, because it contains very rare animal species such as the Abyssinian wolf and the Gelada baboon.
At the request of Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abyi Ahmed, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has sent a delegation of firefighters and forest fire specialists to help them combat the fierce flames.
Israel’s ambassador to Ethiopia Raphael Morav posted this on his Twitter account:
#israel stands by #Ethiopia in fighting the wildfire in Simien Mountain National Park. An @israel i mission of 9 experts in firefighting has landed this morning in Gondar to join the local forces in Simien Mountain. They will also advise on various techniques in containing fire pic.twitter.com/aXIkPAgo7X
— Raphael Morav (@MoravRaphael) April 14, 2019
Other countries such as South Africa, France and Kenya have also announced that they will be sending assistance to help put out the fires.