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The Typhoon and I

8th November 2013. Friday. I watch the news. A powerful typhoon struck the Philippines. Something in my heart moves. My thoughts are with people on the other side of the world, who have lost everything. The pictures are harsh. The…

Experiences from Muse Uganda

  I had been looking forward for along time to volunteer with the Muse Uganda program, examining in from afar. When I first entered the school I was naturally filled with expectations. I immediately found the students smiling faces excited…

A personal perspective by Helen Hemley

From Left to Right: Avital Banai, R., Gila Oshrat, Sharon Harel | Sitting in the Tel Aviv Cinematheque at the Women’s International Zionist Organization’s (WIZO) annual convention and listening to R. tell her story about leaving Eritrea and finding asylum…

Henry Elkalasi

  Henry Elkalasi founder and Chairperson of Natan in the years 2010-2012, has been active over the past decades in dozens of humanitarian missions worldwide .Together with his close friend, Abie Natan, who was one of the foremost Israeli humanitarian…

2012 Youth Delegation to Uganda

  Brit Olam’s core mission relies on the work of dedicated volunteers from Israel and around the world. By dedicating their time and expertise, volunteers affect tremendous change to benefit populations in need. In addition, through this work, volunteers are…

Youth Delegation to Uganda

Ilanit Cohen is a law student who joined Brit Olam in 2011 as a volunteer with the Muse Uganda program. In 2012, she led Brit Olam’s Youth delegation to Uganda, Ilanit took an active role in preparing the group before…

Natan for Disaster Relief

  In 2008, Brit Olam and the Humanitarian Fund of the Kibbutz Movement founded the non-profit Natan – The Israeli Coalition for Disaster Relief in partnership with other Israeli relief organizations. This coalition combines the best of Israeli expertise in humanitarian aid by coordinating inter-organizational activities and…

Rehabilitation and Development Unit

  In order to help victims and communities who have survived major disasters, Brit Olam established a Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit to advance community resilience programs and to develop a knowledge base in this field. The unit builds local capacity by disseminating this knowledge…

Carmel Forest Fire Disaster Relief

  On December 2, 2010 a forest fire  in the Mount Carmel, south of Haifa quickly spread consuming thousands of acres of forest. The deadly fire claimed 44 lives and forced evacuation of the more than 17,000 people from nearby…