The first wave of volunteers from the Israeli humanitarian aid agency will distribute emergency relief supplies, offer psychological first aid for those suffering from trauma and distribute water filters to restore immediate access to safe drinking water.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
As Hurricane Dorian finally begins to move away from the Bahamas, and the full extent of the destruction is revealed, Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID is preparing to send vital emergency support.
So far, 43 people are reported killed and about 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands – about 45 percent of all the houses on the islands. Continue Reading »
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said that the death toll could surpass 1,000 with hundreds of thousands impacted by the worst tropical cyclones to hit Africa.
• The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and IsraAID are providing emergency medical supplies and will deploy a response and assessment team.
JNS and Israel Hayom Staff
Following deadly Cyclone Idai that struck Mozambique, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing emergency medical supplies through its partner, the Afya Foundation, and will deploy a response and assessment team, including a disaster-relief expert and field medic, to the devastated nation in the coming days.
With widespread destruction and a rising death toll, JDC activated its network of local and international partners, is assessing emerging needs and will continue to direct relief accordingly. Continue Reading »
With over 350 killed and 800,000 left homeless in the worst flooding the Indian state of Kerala has seen in over a century, Israel sends food & clothing with IsraAid suppling clean water & counseling for the victims.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel has sent humanitarian aid to victims of the monsoon floods in the Indian state of Kerala. At least 350 people were killed and more than 800,000 were left homeless by the disaster.
Israeli Consul in Bangalore Dana Koresh and the consulate staff delivered the first truck of humanitarian aid Tuesday to the residents of Kerala.
Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India, based in Bangalore & Ariel Seidman deliver humanitarian aid in India – Photo: Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Water, food and clothing were delivered in accordance with requests by local authorities. Continue Reading »
Minister Patel was scolded by bosses for having unscheduled, unofficial high level meetings in Jerusalem, after she was ‘outed’ by photo, tweeted from Israel.
– Patel said that she was, “struck by the achievements of the State of Israel…a world leader in technology, life and vocational skills.”
A British minister was forced to publicly apologize on Monday after it emerged the country’s foreign ministry was not aware of a host of high-level meetings she took during a “family holiday” in Israel over the summer, including with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Working alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington began sending aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.
The US embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday packed up a truck with several tons of supplies and donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The Times of Israel reports that staff from the embassy worked alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm.
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With volunteers from Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington sends aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.
Two of Israel’s humanitarian aid organizations IsraAID, and iAID, dispatched teams with relief aid and equipment to assist in cleaning damaged homes, clear debris and offer psychological support to the victims of Harvey’s devastation.
By Nicky Blackburn
Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Tropical Storm Harvey.
Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise. – U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West
The storm, which first hit Texas on Sunday and continues to plague the beleaguered state with pounding rain, has left nine dead, and tens of thousands of people homeless as flood waters have poured through city streets in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. Continue Reading »
The devastating earthquake that ravaged central Italy on Wednesday sparked an outpouring of goodwill from around the world, Italy’s local Jewish communities and Israel’s IsraAID, with a 20 member staff of Search & Rescue, Relief and Trauma.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
IsraAID, an Israeli relief organization, is hard at work giving vital assistance following the devastating earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday.
IsraAID workers in Italy. – Photo: IsraAID
Thanks to the support of the Ted Arison Family Foundation, IsraAid has dispatched a 20-member staff of search and rescue, relief and trauma specialists, and is currently the only foreign humanitarian non-profit, non-governmental aid organization on the ground. Continue Reading »
IsraAid, the Israeli aid NGO is sending a delegation of aid professionals to assist families devastated by the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy.
By Eitan Goldstein
IsraAid, the Israeli international aid organization, will be sending a delegation of aid workers to assist the people affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Flooding in Louisiana – Photo: AP
The eight person humanitarian delegation is slated to fly out to the areas affected by flooding by the weekend. They will help Louisiana residents return to their homes to collect personal effects, and help to begin the process of rehabilitating flooded out homes so that the Louisianans’ lives that have been affected by the flooding can go back to normal.
The Muhammad Ali Center has chosen to award IsraAID their Humanitarian Award for the work the Israeli aid NGO has done all over the world.
By Eitan Goldstein
In recognition of IsraAID’s contribution to humanitarian aid work around the world, Navonel Glick, the organization’s chief operating officer, has been selected to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award at the Ali Center’s annual gala dinner in September.
IsraAID is Israel’s leading humanitarian non-governmental organization and is committed to providing life-saving emergency relief and durable solutions for populations affected by natural disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations.
IsraAID volunteer treats a migrant on the Greek island of Lesbos – Photo: IsraAID
Voni is one of six leaders under 30 to receive the Core Principle Award from the Center. Continue Reading »
Oscar-winning movie-star openly praises Israeli humanitarian aid NGO in efforts to ‘love your enemies’ at the Rathaus Wilmersdorf refugee shelter in Berlin.
By Yossi Aloni
Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID this month hosted Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon at a compound housing thousands of families that have fled the Middle East to find safety in Europe.
Actress Susan Sarandon holds a refugee baby at Rathaus Wilmersdorf refugee shelter in Berlin. – Photo: IsraAID
At the camp for displaced persons, IsraAID is running a psychosocial program, providing support to homeless and orphaned minors and training German civil servants and volunteers who are working at one of dozens of camps across Germany. Continue Reading »
In the Ecuadorian village of Canoa, IsraAID sets up field hospital focusing on emergency medical treatment, as the death toll from last week’s earthquake rises.
Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa said Saturday, as the toll jumped yet higher.
IsraelAID sets up field hospital in Ecuador – Photo: IsraAID
Last Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake was the worst to strike the South American country in decades, causing buildings to collapse and damaging roads and other infrastructure in tourist areas along Ecuador’s coast.
Strong aftershocks have rattled the country daily since and the number of dead is expected to rise further with another 130 people still missing. Continue Reading »
The Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID, continues its work helping Muslim refugees as they are forcibly deported from Greece back to Turkey.
By Israel Today Staff, IsraAID in Greece
In accordance with the European Union’s decision and its agreement with the Turkish government, the deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey began this week.
This decision determines that every refugee arriving after March 20th 2016 will be immediately deported back to Turkey. In return, Turkey will receive a financial compensation from the EU.
IsraAID, an international humanitarian aid agency, has been working since last year in Greece and other parts of Europe, including Serbia, Croatia and the refugees’ final destination countries. Continue Reading »
Actor and director Sean Penn was in Israel Monday as the guest of Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID, to discuss reconstruction efforts there following the deadly 2010 earthquake.
Sean Penn meets with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, November 30 2015
Penn, whose father is Jewish, was the keynote speaker at a conference entitled “Can Haiti Grow?” which was organized by IsraAid and the Pratt Foundation and spoke about his NGO, J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Continue Reading »
IsraAID offers assistance after Islamic terror group separated the Muslim students from the non-Muslims then killed over 150 Christians while injuring an additional 79.
By ARIEL COHEN
Following the horrific massacre by the radical Muslim terror group al-Shabab from Somalia which killed over 150 Christian students in Kenya, the Israeli relief group IsraAID is helping Kenyan government officials deal with the tragedy.
Relative of victim of Thursday’s terror attack in Kenya. – Photo: REUTERS
IsraAID is currently holding discussions with Kenyan government counterparts as well as with the local Kenyan Red Cross and UN officials in hopes of creating a grief and disaster management plan for the government, modeled off the Israeli plan. Continue Reading »