The aid, the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry explained, will be used to purchase medicine, food and blankets for the victims.







The eruption

The eruption Photo Credit: Twitter screenshot

At least 25 people were killed and hundreds were injured when Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego erupted on Sunday. In addition, some 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and assessments place the number of people affected by the tragedy at two million.

Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Monday that it has sent $10,000 to Guatemala so that the country can purchase medicine, food and blankets for the victims. Meanwhile, Israel’s ambassador to Guatemala and other Israeli officials expressed solidarity with the citizens of the Central American country.