There’s probably no such thing as a quiet year for Israeli humanitarian aid organization, IsraAID. All year, every year, the NGO’s teams can be found in locations all over the world helping both with emergency response and with rebuilding communities after some of the globe’s deadliest natural disasters.
This year was no exception. In October, the NGO sent an emergency response team to Florida, after the devastating Hurricane Michael made landfall, destroying homes and buildings across the state. The same month the organization flew to North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence.
In May, IsraAID sent a team of American pediatricians to Kenya. In June, an aid team flew to Guatemala, after a deadly volcano. In July, the organization sent teams to help after floods in Japan, and in August, IsraAID volunteers were helping out after more floods in India.
IsraAID also sent emergency response teams to the Philippines and Indonesia, still has teams working in Puerto Rico and Texas, a year after last year’s Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. And, of course, it sent another team out to California to help survivors of the devastating November wildfires.
Oh, and in October IsraAID also won an award from Germany’s Amanda Merkel for its continuing work with refugees in Europe.