May saw a return to violence and terrorism on Israel’s borders as the simmering conflict erupted once more. For 11 days Israel came under attack, and Magen David Adom once more found itself on the frontline.
A constant barrage of rockets were fired into Israel and there were relentless violent attacks on the streets, until a ceasefire came info effect on 21st May.
Magen David Adom Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics were at the scene of every medical emergency across the length and breadth of Israel. Their incredible teams risked their lives to ensure the safety and health of the population, often providing essential medical treatment to patients in the midst of red alert sirens.
Even when MDA teams and ambulances came under attack on the streets, they powered through to ensure that anyone who needed medical attention, received it.
In support of our colleagues who were on the highest level of alert throughout the troubles, MDA UK launched an emergency appeal to fund two new Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICUs) that were made available immediately to begin their lifesaving efforts. We received an outpouring of support from donors here in the UK. In just a few days we not only funded both MICUs, but were able to purchase a third. To the hundreds of you who supported this campaign, thank you.