Combating Ebola’s Fear Factor

For Jews fighting the disease, specialty is psychosocial therapy.


Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out.

IsraAid psychosocial trauma specialists Hela Yaniv, left, and Sheri Oz leading a counseling and training session.

Israeli NGO Sends Team to Sierra Leone To Help Combat Ebola


Jerusalem — The Israeli nongovernmental relief organization IsraAID is sending medical professionals to Sierra Leone to help patients who have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus.

Jewish Groups Delivering Aid To South Sudan


IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and American Jewish Committee, are sending a humanitarian aid cargo to help the people of South Sudan "on behalf of the Israeli and Jewish people as a goodwill gesture between both communities," according to a news release issued by the organization.

IsraAID is planning to send a long-term aid mission to help women, children and the elderly in the new country.

Israel to Open Permanent Trauma Center in Haiti


JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has sent 200,000 doses of medication against cholera to Haiti and will set up a permanent trauma and emergency center there.

IsraAID - the Israel Aid Agency sent an entire field hospital and medical personnel to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of January's devastating earthquake, which left more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands injured. Israeli police also joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, to keep order in the area.

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