Tel Aviv-Yafo is Israel’s business, commercial, and cultural center. It is also home to numerous strategic facilities including the IDF headquarters, making it a prime target for terrorism, most recently during the conflict in Gaza in 2015. While the city has developed extensive counterterrorism measures and citizen support networks, a large terrorist attack could have devastating human and economic consequences. 

Tel Aviv-Yafo also faces the task of supporting an estimated 60,000 refugees and foreign workers who reside in the city. To address this challenge, a refugee assistance organization was created to provide social, educational, and health support to the growing refugee community. The organization also supports refugees during emergencies, including those caused by terrorism, providing translated instructions that outline safety procedures and give locations of emergency food and medical services.

Shocks and Stresses

  • Crime / Violence
  • Cyber Attack
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Earthquake
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Terrorist Attack

Snapshot of Tel Aviv

  • 412,000

    Population as of 2012

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