The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID) is Israel’s leading non-governmental international aid agency, operating globally to aid communities in distress. It represents the efforts of fourteen different Israeli and Jewish Aid organizations as they operate in the fields of disaster management and emergency relief, community development, health, agriculture, education, water, and hygiene and sanitation.
IsraAID subscribes to the humanitarian imperatives of its member organizations. Its main goals are:
- To maximize charitable donations from the Israeli public;
- To increase public awareness and affect local public policy relating to Israeli humanitarian aid;
- To unite and thus increase the efficiency of Israel’s leading independent humanitarian agencies in their effort to provide timely humanitarian responses to populations in developing countries;
- To facilitate cooperation, coordination and communication among these agencies
Since its establishment in 2001:
IsraAID has coordinated and facilitated aid and relief missions in over 40 countries around the world. These efforts have included:
- relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar; •
- long term development initiatives in Malawi;
- rehabilitation and relief in South East Asia following the tsunami;
- psycho-social programs for Darfur refugees on the Chad-Sudan border;
- aid to Somali war refugees in Kenya;
- social rehabilitation in Haiti following the earthquake
A poster describing the work of IsrAID can be found here.