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Crisis In Ukraine | 21-Sep-2015

From JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America):
The crisis in the Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today and 350,000 Ukrainian Jews have been caught in the crossfire. 

DURING TIMES OF CALM IN UKRAINE, FEDERATION PARTNERS HELP 70,000 IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN AND ELDERLY. TODAY, SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE STRETCHED BEYOND CAPACITY AS THOUSANDS MORE UKRAINIAN JEWS HAVE BECOME DEPENDENT ON AID FROM FEDERATION PARTNERS. TO DATE, FEDERATIONS HAVE RAISED NEARLY $5 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS TO HELP OUR PARTNER AGENCIES CONTINUE PROVIDING VITAL AID. BUT URGENT NEEDS CONTINUE TO GROW.

Needs include:
Deliver Emergency Aid to Homebound and Displaced People:

Nearly 9,000 Jewish children, families and elderly remain trapped in conflict zones or are displaced by fighting. Amid blockades, a depressed economy and skyrocketing prices, our partners ensure that they receive food, fuel, medicine and water.

Housing for Displaced Families: 
Nearly 2,500 Jews haven been forced to flee embattled cities, leaving behind homes and jobs.Through JFNA partners, safe havens are provided.

Assist in Emigration:
Nearly 6,500 Jews haven made aliyah in 2015--a 41% increase over last year's record numbers.  JFNA partners have developed a center to serve as a home base for Ukrainian Jews on there way to Israel. There, they can access housing, Hebrew courses, orientation to life in Israel and psychological assistance.

If you have a donor advised/philanthropic fund at the Jewish Foundation and would like to recommend a distribution to assist Jews in the Ukraine (or for anything else), please contact lstanger@jewishnewhaven.org or 203-387-2424, ext. 382. You can also make a donation directly through the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven (please indicate that your gift is designated for the Ukraine).



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