Israel Sends Aid to Texas – Yotam Polizer, IsraAID co-CEO

Published on Aug 30, 2017 via the ILTV ISRAEL DAILY YouTube channel – Yotam Polizer, IsraAID co-CEO speaking at ILTV studio about the Israeli humanitarian organization Isra-Aid that is helping the victims of hurricane Harvey.

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Humanitarian aid organizations IsraAID and iAID send teams to help clear debris, clean ruined homes and offer psychological support to Harvey survivors.

Published on Aug 29, 2017 by Nicky Blackburn

Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey.

The storm, which first hit Texas on Sunday and continues to plague the beleaguered state with pounding rain, has left nine dead, and tens of thousands of people homeless as flood waters have poured through city streets in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The hurricane, now downgraded to a tropical storm, is thought to have affected 6.8 million people in 18 counties, a quarter of the Texas population.

Humanitarian aid organization IsraAID aims to provide a two-stage response to the disaster, focusing on helping remove debris and clean homes in the wake of the catastrophic flooding, and offering psychosocial trauma support to shocked residents.

“In crises with large-scale destruction, national and international aid efforts typically focus on practical, physical support, with limited resources allocated to the mental and emotional rehabilitation of affected populations,” said Yotam Polizer, co-CEO of IsraAID.

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