JDC and UNICEF: Partners in Philippines Typhoon Relief

Four years after UNICEF and JDC first partnered on relief following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti and several months after they teamed up once more to tackle the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the two organizations came together June 2 to discuss the challenges associated with and impact of assistance for the island nations.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF CEO and President Caryl M. Stern spoke about the importance of building resilience and helping people to get back on their feet, specifically mentioning how meaningful it is to work with children, who are both remarkably resilient and also have experienced so much trauma.

JDC CEO Alan H. Gill noted the importance of a faith-based response to disaster and humanitarian care, in keeping with JDC’s mantra as expressed by the sage Hillel: "If we are not for ourselves, who will be? If we are only for ourselves, who are we?"

JDC Ambassadors and JDC Entwine co-sponsored the event.

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