New Initiatives and New Directions for the New Year

Natan Gets the New Year Started

We’re kicking off the new year with new initiatives and new members and volunteers. At headquarters, we’ve been lucky to welcome some new key members to our core team over the past months. These professionals bring their own unique experiences and expertise to Natan. The hard-working volunteers at HQ are the home team, supporting every mission and operation in the field. You can meet all of our core team members on our Team Page:  http://www.natan-iha.org/our-team/ 

New Directions:   We’re working on our strategy and planning for the coming year and beyond. Over the 14 years we’ve been operating, we have already branched out – from the dedication to short-term disaster relief in our early years, to the longer-term community recovery and resilience projects that we’ve been engaged in since. This trend flowed naturally to our ongoing refugee aid projects, started in early 2016 in Serbia and in Greece.  The old lines which once divided Emergency Disaster Relief from International Development projects have become blurred over recent years, as relief organizations move into long-term sustainable programs.

EDEN AID AND NATAN – STRENGTHENING OUR PARTNERSHIP

As part of this process, we have strengthened our ties with our sister organization:  EDEN Aid. EDEN was created soon after the tsunami relief operation in Sri Lanka (2004) with the mission of promoting social justice to needy communities in Israel and abroad. Initiated by Adi Ramot, one of Natan's founders, and a group of members of Kibbutz Yotvata, EDEN is dedicated to international development, filling the gap between emergency relief and sustainable programs. Eden and Natan work closely in many operations such as training of trainers and medical relief. The enhanced partnership between both organizations is a strong component of the operations program for 2018, based on new proactive initiatives.