Israel has joined the international relief effort to help the Yazidis, Christians and other refugees fleeing from the Islamic State (ISIS). 

We have reported already on how Israel is providing assistance to the Yazidis and Christians as they flee from the barbarism and terror of ISIS. The support is coming through IsraAid and their partners who are distributing emergency supplies to those who need them.

To date 2,000 blankets and mattresses have been given out, as well as food for 1,000 babies. The refugees are seeking a safe haven in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI).

The situation in the KRI is becoming severe with the onset of winter. There are 1.4 million people who have been internally displaced and over 200,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing ISIS.

The video below shows the great work that IsraAid is doing to benefit the refugees.

Credit: IsraAid

The History of IsraAid

IsraAID, founded in 2001, is Israel’s leading humanitarian non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. For over a decade, its teams of professional medics, search & rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century, reaching over 1 million people in 25 countries. IsraAID offers training and support programs in both developed and developing countries using Israel’s unique know-how in the fields of psychosocial support, education, agriculture and health. Today, IsraAID conducts on-going training programs in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya, Jordan and South Sudan.

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