Tuesday,9 in February 2021 Global - Climate Change ISRAEL MATURING IN HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP COMBAT THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE DISASTERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. While some still try to deny the effects of climate change, many regions already suffer its consequences, experiencing food shortages, fires, floods, and droughts that endanger the survival of these communities and the people who live in them. The state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, has faced in the last month the heaviest rains since the authorities started measuring it 100 years ago, causing more than 50 deaths so far, and more than 38,000 displaced people. Many, with nowhere to go, seek shelters, most of them improvised in schools or churches. The head of the civil defense in the capital of Minas Gerais, Colonel Alexandre Lucas Alves explains that “half of the rain that was supposed to fall during the whole month fell in a few hours”. This, combined with the amount of garbage on the streets, clogged drainage systems, causing even worse flooding. He continues to explain that “this is a characteristic of these times of climate change, where all cities, worldwide, have to be prepared to face these exceptionalities”. Such events are not exclusive to Brazil, but it happens in many parts of the world, with greater consequences for developing countries. However, even though studies indicate that investments to prevent the future consequences of climate change are up to five times lower than the subsequent expenses caused to repair damage caused by it, most of the countries are far from being prepared to prevent it, especially in the developing world. Therefore, while governments do not act in order to mitigate climate change, with many communities already suffering the consequences, facing countless deaths and injuries, it is important that the international community mobilizes itself in the effort to help victims in emergency situations to provide basic aid. In that sense, Israel can make a great contribution to people in emergency situations who need assistance for rehabilitation. One great example is the Israeli Center for International Aid and Development Studies- SID Israel, which provides courses that enable professionals to develop careers in aid and development within international organizations. Effective training is of exceptional importance so that assistance is given in the best and most successful way, with trained people provided with tools and skills that enable them to know how to work in divergent situations, managing to make the best decision in every circumstance. There are many different fields and professionals needed in the international aid and development sector, such as medicine, water and sanitation, education, hygiene, health, agriculture and business development, rebuilding infrastructure, development of the economy, employment opportunities, and human rights. Nevertheless, although the number of professionals working in international aid in Israel is still low, over the years there has been an increasing number of Israelis that are able and willing to be into the field of humanitarian aid and development. As a consequence, this helps Israel to grow as a tolerant society, which cares about the world’s emergency problems, enables professionals to grow professionally, and, more important, help communities around the developing world to have a better present and, therefore, a promising future.