Recovery & Preparedness

We think present. We plan for the future.

When a hurricane or earthquake hits a community, the immediate concern is saving lives. As the initial emergency subsides, the challenges become far greater. How can communities, governments, and humanitarians support long-term recovery and strengthen the resilience of individuals and communities?

From the start of our work with a community affected by crisis, our teams think strategically – together with the community – about how to support recovery and develop plans to reduce the risks of future disasters.

Whether it’s our disaster risk reduction programs, child protection models, or hygiene promotion campaigns, we build sustainable, practical, and realistic solutions that communities can believe in and embrace for the long term — solutions that tap into their inner reserves of strength and resilience to allow them to take back ownership of their lives and futures. From the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to the hurricane-devastated island of Dominica, we’ve seen it happen time and time again across the world.

OUR IMPACT

36,750

People reached in Escuintla, Guatemala through resilience and risk reduction education in 2019.

46,000

People supported by IsraAID’s 23 Child-Friendly Spaces around the world.

200

Young people trained to deliver summer camps focused on climate resilience and adaptation in their communities across Dominica.

“Now I feel more prepared to face situations I had never before considered—and I can teach my students to take preventive measures to face these potential threats.”

Marleny, Teacher in Escuintla, Guatemala

IN THE FIELD

Resilience in School Communities

Guatemala

Schools across the Department of Escuintla were affected by the Volcán de Fuego eruption in 2018. IsraAID’s team has focused on disaster risk reduction in schools, strengthening the resilience of not just students and teachers, but whole communities as well.

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Water in Rural Vanuatu

Vanuatu

For some remote communities in Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago, access to safe running water is far from certain. In 2019, IsraAID’s team collaborated with the government of Vanuatu to construct a large-scale water filter on Pentecost Island.

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Palorinya Settlement

Uganda

For refugee children from South Sudan and Ugandan children from the host community, long-term recovery relies on access to education and psychosocial support. IsraAID’s Child Friendly Space provides exactly that.

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