Jewish federations of North America provided additional assistance to Ukrainian Jews and repatriates from Russia
Jewish Federations of North America decided to allocate an additional $7 million to provide emergency assistance to Ukraine. Humanitarian assistance to 22 Ukrainian Jews will be provided through the Joint Distribution Committee of American Jews. The allocated funds will be used to purchase and distribute blankets and warm clothes, portable heaters and stoves, food, flashlights and other essentials, as well as provisions for heating and hot food centers.
Since the beginning of the war Jewish federations raised more than $78 million in an emergency aid fund for Ukraine. These funds were directed to partner organizations: the Joint, the Jewish Agency "Sokhnut", the World ORT, as well as 50 non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The funding covered urgent operational needs, temporary housing and transportation, security, humanitarian and medical assistance.
“The situation in Ukraine is extremely difficult, but with the onset of winter cold, the humanitarian crisis will become even more acute. The decision to allocate additional funds reflects our Jewish values, the desire to provide assistance where it is most needed,” said the President and CEO Jewish Federation of North America Eric Fingerhut.
Part of the additional funds allocated by the Jewish Federations of North America will be used to cover the increased costs of receiving new repatriates from Russia. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, more than 52 repatriates have arrived in Israel from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with the help of the Jewish Agency "Sohnut", a partner of the Jewish Federations of North America.
Jewish Federations of North America are the structural basis of the Jewish community in the USA and Canada and represent more than 300 Jewish federations. The Jewish Federations raise and distribute more than $2 billion annually in planned support programs and grants to Jewish communities in North America and Israel.
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