Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Risking Lives to Save Lives – Israel Flying Aid
Lusky officially founded Israel Flying Aid (IFA) in 2005, after her visits to Rwanda and Sri Lanka. It was those visits that gave her a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of aid organizations and inspired her to start her own. But Lusky knew that it would not all be fun times passing out snacks and toothbrushes to adorable little children. Lusky and her teams of volunteers often embark on very dangerous, life-endangering operations. In fact, IFA’s missions are even focused on countries that lack diplomatic relations with Israel and even deny the entry of foreign aid, thus making their work even more challenging.
Clearly, Lusky and her Israel Flying Aid squad are doing everything in their power to uphold the tenets outlined in sustainable development goal number 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Because “people everywhere need to be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation.” They are vehemently defending many of the targets of SDG 16, but most of all they are “significantly reducing all forms of violence and related deaths everywhere.”