Since the morning of November 12th, 2019, over 250 rockets have been launched into Israel, injuring 39 civilians and putting 5.5 million more in harm’s way. Schools were closed across the country, keeping 1 million children at home.

People take cover during a rocket warning siren in Sderot, southern Israel November 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

For some, the rockets bring trauma that is new and raw. For others, the rockets trigger past trauma. For all, the trauma can be debilitating.

NATAL is currently operating in emergency mode.


  • NATAL’s Helpline is operating 24 hours a day, fielding hundreds of incoming calls
  • Information was sent out to schools and municipalities to guide parents and adults in dealing with stress symptoms in children.
  • NATAL’s Mobile Unit is being deployed to Israel’s most southern cities to offer onsite support to communities in need.
  • NATAL is active in all major media outlets, offering support to potential victims via TV, social media and print.