Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s only National Medical Emergency and Blood Service, operating 180 stations across Israel and deploying over 2,000 lifesaving vehicles including Ambulances, Mobile Intensive Care Units, and Medicycles. Since June 2006, MDA has been officially recognised by the International Committee of the Red Cross as the national aid society of Israel.
MDA is made up of 23,800 volunteers, making it Israel’s largest volunteer organisation.
This year's ground-breaking Trek will take our trekkers through the tough Middle Eastern terrain, as they hike some of Jordan's most beautilful sites, with the opportunity of saving lives along the way.
Starting in Amman, trekkers will be guests of the Jordan National Red Crescent Society, will trek around the Dead Sea area before heading south to the tough treks at the "World Wonder" Petra then onto outdoor camping in Wadi Rum, meeting the local Bedouin community. The group will finally finish their experience at the Red Sea in Aqaba, with an opportunity to meet MDA staff from nearby Eilat.
The journey will encompass a range of geopolitical issues, notwithstanding Israel's new found role in the region. Trekkers will understand the work of MDA in Israel and overseas, including the key partnership it has with the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.
All funds raised by trekkers will go towards rebuilding the MDA Rahat Ambulance Station
Magen David Adom is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends upon the generosity of its supporters around the world to save lives.