Recently JDC, together with the Israeli Foreign Ministry's MASHAV Foreign Assistance program, co-sponsored a medical humanitarian mission to Kyrgyzstan organized by Eye from Zion, a volunteer-based Israeli medical organization that provides surgery and training in ophthalmology to the developing world. Sam Amiel, a senior JDC staffer who accompanied this mission, captures the importance of Eye from Zion’s work in his field report.
Nearly every day brings a story about the prevalence of childhood obesity, here in the States and in much of the developed world. Read how JDC is helping Israel combat this epidemic and promote healthful living habits, especially among children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
With children here about to head back to school, see how life has been changing for schoolchildren in Ethiopia’s Gondar region and for other villagers who are benefiting from JDC’s rural development projects.
The Summer Olympics in London may be over, but Team India is just getting started. Meet five young Jewish adults from India whom JDC is equipping to be social entrepreneurs to engage more of their peers in Jewish community life.
Proceeds from the upcoming JDC-Komen Race for the Cure in Sarajevo will provide free mammograms to underserved women and post-surgery health kits. Read how JDC Ambassadors will take part in the late September Race, and see how JDC’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program is turning the tables on breast cancer in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Read about the latest visit to Japan by Israeli experts who, with JDC’s help, have brought their trauma counseling techniques to children and families displaced by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
Even as half of Moldova’s Jews are suffering significant economic hardship, JDC staffer Flo Low’s three-part field account shows how JDC and its partners are aiding the community, and ensuring Jewish life can thrive in Kishinev and beyond.
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