Emergency Response

Wherever we’re needed, we’re there.

Disaster relief and emergency response have always been a crucial part of what IsraAID does. During emergencies, our teams build strong relationships with new communities and partners on the ground, all for the purpose of supporting populations through crisis and toward a more resilient future.

Since its establishment, IsraAID has honed its expertise, responding to disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations in every corner of the world. IsraAID’s teams are specialists in providing emergency medical care, post-trauma mental health support, essential relief items, and water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.

From the moment we arrive somewhere that’s been torn apart by disaster, we hit the ground running. We keep our Emergency Response teams nimble to give us the speed we need to help affected communities get back on their feet. Each response is implemented with local partners, and our first step is always to listen to affected communities so that we can co-create solutions together.

OUR IMPACT

11,000

People reached with urgent relief supplies the first week of our Hurricane Dorian response efforts in the Bahamas, in 2019.

11,600

People reached with emergency WASH programs and psychosocial support workshops after flooding in Kerala, India in 2018.

63,000

People reached by IsraAID’s emergency response team and our local partners after Cyclone Idai, Mozambique in 2019.

“‘I had no idea who IsraAID was and I have no idea how you found us on the map but I’m so glad you’re here.”

Resident of the rural Puerto Rican community of El Real, which was severely affected by Hurricane Maria in 2017

IN THE FIELD

Return to Happiness

The Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian caused major damage across the Bahamas in September 2019, IsraAID’s emergency response team worked to meet the protection needs of affected children and to train teachers and counselors on psychosocial support.

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Safe Water After Cyclone Idai

Mozambique

Making landfall in March 2019, Idai was the most severe tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique on record. Heavy flooding left many stranded for weeks. IsraAID’s emergency response team worked to bring safe water to thousands.

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Repairing Roofs

Dominica

2017’s Hurricane Maria caused large-scale damage across Dominica. IsraAID’s emergency response team arrived soon after, bringing urgent aid to affected communities. With many homes partially destroyed, repairing roofs for vulnerable people was an immediate priority.

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