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Over the last two years, IsraAID built a water system bringing running water to homes in South Tongoa in partnership with Vanuatu’s Department of Water and Resources, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and local communities. …


Maia Brandstadter was deployed to Lesbos, Greece as a Psychosocial Support Expert in September 2020 after the Moria Refugee Camp burned down. Today, Maia works as Junior Program Officer for Europe and Asia/Pacific Regions at IsraAID HQ.

Humanitarian missions are inherently composed of layers of uncertainty, caused by unexpected and…


Aymeric Astre is IsraAID’s Country Director in Colombia, where his team is currently responding to support communities affected by Hurricane Iota.

Credit: Alexandra Insignares

Three weeks ago, Hurricane Iota struck Cartagena, one of Latin America’s most beautiful colonial towns. 70% of the city flooded, with some 155,000 people affected. Emergency response efforts are…


Sasha Pinder is the Digital Content and Communications Assistant for IsraAID Bahamas

Just six months after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, the COVID-19 pandemic began. Here, just like most other places in the world, lockdowns went into effect, schools closed down, and tourism basically disappeared. …


Guatemala Country Director Jaime Rhemrev is currently leading IsraAID’s emergency response mission in Alta Verapaz, among the areas impacted by Storm Eta and Hurricane Iota. …


Jaime Rhemrev, IsraAID Guatemala Country Director, shares her insight as emergency response efforts launch following Storm Eta and Hurricane Iota.

Storm Eta struck Guatemala last week, causing overwhelming damage to many communities across the country and affecting some 200,000 people with heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides, and claiming the lives…


“Having the right information to improve social distancing and maintain personal hygiene helps to instill confidence,” explained Beatrice, an IsraAID refugee facilitator.

Can you introduce yourself and where you work?

Hi, I’m Apio Annet, and I’m IsraAID Country Director for both Uganda and Kenya. We support refugee and host communities…


Georgia Kaltsidou is IsraAID’s Integration Officer in the Sindos suburb of Thessaloniki, where our Community Center provides job training, psychosocial support, and educational opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

Refugee volunteers at the Sindos Community Center

We understood the hidden burden of the pandemic, the way the lockdown levied a much heavier toll than we could have…


Volunteer Lisa Nupoff shares her experience distributing food with IsraAID in Los Angeles to vulnerable communities amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Lisa volunteering with IsraAID and the LA Food Bank

I first connected with IsraAID — the international humanitarian aid NGO— this past September, when I spent time in Puerto Rico getting to know the organization and its work through…


Michal Bar, IsraAID’s Head of Emergency Response, reflects on the uniqueness of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on international humanitarian work.

Michal (right) during IsraAID’s response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, 2019. Photo by Daniel Tchetchik

What drives me is the human interaction in each community. They teach me everything I need to know

Over the past two years as IsraAID’s Head of Emergency Response, I’ve led programming for dozens of missions across the globe, from flooding in Southern India to wildfires in California, through a…

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