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Life-or-Death Decisions: IsraAID Disaster Response in the First 72 Hours


Wednesday, October 16, 2019




This interactive session will put participants in the driver’s seat during a unique disaster response simulation. Participants will experience the intensity of being an IsraAID first responder, as they are faced with a deluge of unfolding challenges in a dynamic, dangerous, ever-changing environment. The simulation will provide an overview of the sector-specific interventions needed in response to a disaster, and the varied roles first responders assume. A post-simulation analysis will provide feedback, and consolidate practical takeaways for participants.
Featuring a Disaster Response Simulation, and Case Studies from the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis.

Speaker Bio:
Tim Berke, MA, MPH, is a PhD candidate in ‘Urban and Regional Planning’ at the University of Michigan. Tim lived in South Sudan for more than five years overseeing an array of public health, disaster response, and sustainability initiatives. His research focuses on post-conflict development, the ‘built environment’, public health and collaborative planning. Tim recently returned from Colombia where he implemented an IsraAID ‘needs assessment’ for the Venezuelan refugee crisis.

Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.