Category Disaster Relief

Part of sustainable development is managing conflict and disaster events. Much of this work is in the field, giving humanitarian aid for food, medical and psychosocial care, clean water, shelter, and other necessary and important resources, as well as training community leaders, medical professionals, and other key first responders to deal with crises and disaster events with quick and effective response methods. These events vary by region and even country, so our professionals in this field know basics of humanitarian response and disaster/conflict management and are able to learn about specific issues facing the counties in which they work. Glance at our activities

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…

Haiti 2010 Earthquake Relief Operation

  On January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring seven on the Richter scale hit Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The earthquake, described as the most destructive in the past 200 years, cost the lives of hundreds of thousands…

Relief Mission in Georgia

  In August 2008, following a summer of tension and increased military incidents, Georgia launched a large-scale military offensive to reclaim the territory of South Ossetia from Russia. The situation deteriorated further with renewed fighting in the Georgian breakaway province…

Post Tsunami Rehabilitation Program in Sri Lanka

  Following the tsunami, thousands of children, youth and their families found themselves incapable of continuing normal daily life and activities. Uprooted from their homes and separated from their former lives, children and youngsters found themselves in a state of…

Relief Aid for India Tsunami

  Following the 2006 tsunami disaster, medical relief was one of the most pressing needs of countless communities in India. Although local healthcare professionals worked tirelessly to address the needs of these devastated communities, the breadth of wide-ranging medical needs…