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Baby born in a field hospital in the Philippines

Report & Video by Lauren Hood

A baby has been born at an Israeli Defence Force field hospital just hours after it was set up in Tacloban, an area in the central Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

The baby boy has been named Israel out of gratitude to the Israeli team who helped deliver him.

He is the first new infant to be born in the field hospital established by the IDF humanitarian aid delegation to the Philippines.

Baby Israel came early, during the mother's eighth month of pregnancy, and weighed in at around 2.150 kilogrammes.

On November 13 Israel sent a delegation of nearly 150 experts from its National Search and Rescue Unit as well as senior doctors from its military to assist those affected by the disaster in the Philippines.


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