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.

"Many water sources were destroyed due to Super Typhoon Odette. The main source of water was also destroyed, but with training and water filtration technology from IsraAID, the community can access safe drinking water. This training helped to improve the skills that are needed to use the systems and allowed us to help other communities in emergencies."

Roland Macula, barangay (district) captain, the Philippines

IN THE FIELD

Supporting Displaced Children

St Vincent & the Grenadines

In April 2021, La Soufrière volcano erupted in northern St. Vincent. Over 22,000 people were displaced, including over 6,600 children. People sought refuge in schools, churches, and community centers, and in private homes of friends and relatives.

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A Safe Space After Cyclone Eloise

Mozambique

In January 2021, Cyclone Eloise devastated Sofala province in Mozambique. Heavy rains and flooding forced 20,000 people from their homes. This was the second major cyclone to hit in under two years.

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Community Supported Recovery

South Sudan

The conflict in South Sudan is among the most protracted and neglected worldwide. South Sudan declared independence in 2011and has been in conflict ever since. IsraAID has been combating Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan since 2011.

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