IsraelCast Episode 125
For decades, Israel has been a leader in the global emergency response efforts from both governmental and civilian perspectives. In this week’s episode of IsraelCast, we’re honored to highlight IsraAID, an Israeli NGO, and welcome its Global CEO, Yotam Polizer. Since 2001, IsraAID has worked in emergency and long-term development settings in 55 countries, collaborating with communities at the deepest level, regardless of politics, religion, and ethnicity, working together for as long as it takes to provide relief where it’s needed.
As Global CEO of IsraAID, Polizer oversees the organization’s global operations, strategy, and partnerships. Following the September 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, he led IsraAID’s humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees and established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees. Over the course of nine years at IsraAID, Polizer has also built and led programs in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola crisis, and in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake.