updates of IDF Medical and Rescue Team in Haiti: @IDFinHaiti
The Israel Project offers its condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Israeli and Jewish groups continue their efforts to provide relief to the people of Haiti.
On Jan. 15, the Israel Defense Forces’ emergency aid team arrived in Haiti, consisting of a medical mission and search and rescue teams. The team has established a major field hospital adjacent to Port-au-Prince’s soccer stadium, which is reported to be one of the largest medical facilities currently operating in Haiti with the capacity to treat up to 500 patients per day. The field hospital is equipped with:
•An intensive care ward
•A maternity ward
•10 tons of medical equipment
•90 beds, 66 intensive care beds and two delivery beds
•Approximately 250 personnel, including 40 doctors and specialists, 20 nurses and several paramedics.
The IDF search and rescue teams include about 30 operators and dozens of operations personnel including logistics IT, communications and canine units.
The IDF rescued a 52-year old man from the ruins of a government office building Jan 17 after he communicated his location by SMS. The Israeli team worked for six hours before finally freeing him.
On Sunday, (Jan. 17), a baby boy was delivered inside the Israeli field hospital. The mother of the child said she would call him Israel. 
Israeli emergency response service (ZAKA) volunteers on the ground in Haiti rescued eight students from the rubble of a flattened university building in Port au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday (Jan. 16). Deploying a six-man team, ZAKA worked for 38 hours with a Mexican military team to rescue the students.
The team is comprised of observant Jews who continued with their life-saving activities over the Jewish Sabbath because Jewish law instructs that Sabbath can be broken to save a life. “With all the hell going on outside, even when things get bad, Judaism says we must take a deep breath and go on to save more people" said Commander of the ZAKA mission to Haiti Mati Goldstein in an interview with Israeli news outlet YnetNews.