About the project
Zaka, a Hebrew acronym for the Identification of Disaster Victims, is an organization founded in 1995 to rescue, recover and identify fatal casualties of terrorist attacks, traffic accidents and other disasters. The organization, which is a subdivision of the police Disaster Victim Identification department, consists of 500 trained volunteers who work on-call alongside law enforcement and emergency personnel. The organization has three units based in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Haifa. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported the purchase of an ambulance and psychotherapy sessions for volunteers.