Rachel Wallace, Director of Outreach and Engagement at IsraAID, Israel's leading humanitarian aid organization, will give us an overview and update on the amazing work done worldwide by this organization.
As we and our peers encounter the daily health ramifications and anxieties of COVID-19, how does this global pandemic affect those already enduring other humanitarian crises, such as conflict, turmoil, forced migration, cyclones or earthquakes? Join IsraAID for an interactive discussion on its projects responding to several humanitarian crises simultaneously—such as Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique, the Venezuelan and Middle Eastern refugee crises, and COVID-19—with uplifting stories from the field. The conversation will also focus on the unique Israeli expertise that IsraAID utilizes worldwide. The session will conclude with ways to make a difference with IsraAID locally.
IsraAID is Israel's leading humanitarian aid organization (private, apolitical, nongovernmental). Their mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crises. They partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery and reduce the risk of future disasters. From earthquakes and hurricanes to epidemics and forced displacement, IsraAID has been at the forefront of responding to major humanitarian crises worldwide. They have worked in more than 50 countries and at any one time have around 300 staff members worldwide.
Rachel Wallace is the Director of Outreach and Engagement at IsraAID. She oversees IsraAID's community and university partnerships, programs and events, and directs IsraAID's Humanitarian Fellowship. Previously, she directed American Jewish Committee Los Angeles' ACCESS region, empowering young professional leaders to foster relations with LA's diplomatic corps, diverse faith and ethnic communities, and elected officials.
Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful to all of our donors for their generous support.
Tuesday, February 23
Online via Zoom
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