Maimonides Society | Rebuilding Hope Amidst Crisis: Responding to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis
IsraAID is often the first non-governmental agency to arrive in a country when a disaster occurs. Please join us as we hear from Yotam Polizer, the global CEO of IsraAID, as he and his team share firsthand accounts detailing the organization’s response missions supporting Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania. Hear inspiring stories of hope, collaboration, and resilience in the face of the crisis and learn about IsraAID and its 20 years of global impact supporting vulnerable populations.
About Yotam Polizer:
Yotam Polizer is the global CEO of IsraAID – overseeing IsraAID’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 on the island and also established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees in Germany. Over the course of nine years at IsraAID, Yotam 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.