FEATURESeptember 2021

Israel’s humanitarian response to a world in crises!

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By Dr. Curtis J. Ohl

In August, we watched the complete devastation caused by the 7.2 earthquake in Haiti. Tropical Storm Grace, which is expected to bring heavy rains and possible flooding and mudslides, now threatens the island. We felt the heartache, suffering and death of the Haitian people.

Our hearts reached out to those in crisis. We asked what can we do for those who need help?

In the midst of this tragedy much-needed assistance arrived immediately on the ground from a humanitarian organization called IsraAID based in Israel with emergency supplies and care.

IsraAID hears the cries in crises and immediately arrives on the ground with professional assistance from a staff of doctors, nurses, and mental health professionals to meet the needs of people.

“Our hope is to accompany communities as they recover — because in a place where it seems like you don’t have control over your life, the little things make all the difference.” IsraAID

With the multiple threats from changing world climate, earthquakes, and hurricanes, to epidemics and forced displacement, IsraAID has been at the forefront of responding to major humanitarian crises worldwide. They have worked in more than 50 countries and have approximately 300 active staff members worldwide.

As a motto IsraAID believes, “Wherever we’re needed. As long as it takes.” If this is the first time you’ve heard of IsraAID, it is because they do not seek media attention; they arrive on scene ready to help and take care of people in need.

IsraAID is an international non-governmental humanitarian aid organization based in Israel. Since they were founded in 2001, their teams have worked in emergency and long-term development settings around the world. They come fully equipped with power generators and MASH mobile emergency operating rooms.

Whether it’s their water engineers, social workers, public health specialists, or emergency medical responders, their global team is made up of experienced humanitarian professionals – people who dedicate their lives to working with disaster-affected communities, restoring their futures, together as one. All support is provided free of charge.

IsraAID has grown into an independent nongovernment organization (NGO). An NGO is a non-profit group that functions independently of any government. NGOs are organized on community, national and international levels to serve social goals such as humanitarian causes or the environment. IsraAID’s NGO is the largest humanitarian aid organization in Israel.

IsraAID’s professionals design and implement high-quality, cost-effective, and innovative programming that reflects the immediate and long-term needs of communities affected by disasters worldwide.

IsraAID is fixing the world, one disaster at a time. To learn more, visit www.israaid.org.

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