For the first time in decades, an Israeli prime minister will visit Africa in an effort to improve and strengthen Israel's relations with the countries there. Prime Minister Netanyahu will visit Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Israel provided food and assistance kits to Paraguayans impacted by massive flooding of the Paraguay River from El Niño storms during December, and four IsraAID volunteers have traveled to Leeds, UK to begin repairing homes and distributing food to victims of devastating floods in the area.