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Ukraine refugee crisis a disaster of 'almost biblical proportions'

 

March 18, 2022

Ethan Schwartz/IsraAID

An IsraAID staffer at a refugee tent camp in Moldova.

(Israel21C via JNS) - IsraAID CEO Yotam Polizer is not a novice when it comes to mass disasters. The Israel-based humanitarian aid organization has responded to emergencies in 56 countries since 2001.

So you can believe Polizer when he says that the Ukraine refugee crisis is the worst he has ever seen.

"I've been in this field for 14 years, including some of the biggest humanitarian crises of the last 20 years - the tsunami in Japan, the Ebola outbreak, the Syrian refugee crisis - but what we're dealing with right now is really a historical disaster of almost biblical proportions," he told...



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