IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a humanitarian-aid organization committed to life-saving disaster relief and long-term support for areas hit by catastrophe. They are first on the scene, with a team of professional medics, search and rescue squads, post-trauma experts, and community mobilizers.
The organization has been on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response of the twenty-first century, but their job does not end with immediate disaster relief. Among many other sites of recent relief missions are Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes; Oklahoma after the 2013 tornadoes; and the borders of Greece, Serbia, and Croatia, where they continue to assist with the many incoming refugees.
But IsraAID is also conducting ongoing long-term relief in such locations as Haiti, where they are helping to rebuild the country’s infrastructure after the horrific 2010 earthquake, and Kenya’s Kakuma Camp, which is thronging with more than 180,000 long-term refugees. IsraAID works to help communities not only to survive their trauma, but to sustain themselves into the future.