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Fires in Israel Draw JDC Response

Tags: Families

As raging fires in Israel caused scores of injuries and widespread fear, the evacuation of more than 70,000, and the destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses, JDC mobilized its Israel emergency response system and wide-ranging network of government of Israel, local municipality, and NGO partners to assess needs and ensure the most vulnerable Israelis aided by JDC are safe and cared.

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Dispatch from Haiti: Delivering Aid to Hurricane Survivors

More than a week after Hurricane Matthew wreaked widespread devastation on Haiti, JDC and its partner Heart to Heart International are providing critical aid to hundreds of people including hygiene kits and water purification tablets.

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Haiti Update: Recovering From Hurricane Matthew

As Floridians brace for Hurricane Matthew, and our thoughts and prayers are with them, the people of Haiti are already grappling with the storm's devastating impact.

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How a Small Initiative Became a Lifeline for Refugees

By: Itai Shamir, The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief

photo: Photo Credit: Info Park

I'm walking around Belgrade, it's the summer of 2016, and a global humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before my eyes.

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NYC Interfaith Volunteer Effort for Syrian Refugees Underscores Partnership for JDC

For three years now, the civil war raging in Syria has produced millions of refugees fleeing violence, presenting a global humanitarian challenge to nations in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.

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Entwined: Me, Sabah and JDC

By: Naomi Levin, JDC Entwine

Tags: Entwine

JDC gave me a piece of my family history – and at the end of the day, it’s the whole reason I’m standing here today.

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JDC Q&A: World Humanitarian Summit Reflections

By: Sam Amiel

photo: Sam Amiel

A Q&A with Sam Amiel, JDC’s Senior Program Director, International Development Program and Asia/Africa Region, on his experience at the first UN World Humanitarian Summit.

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On the Ground in Ecuador, Delivering Critical Aid

JDC's disaster relief expert and field medic Mike Attinson and JDC Latin America community development expert Viviana Bendersky are on the ground in Ecuador, coordinating JDC's response.

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Building Connections Between Jewish Communities in the Former Soviet Union

Tags: Education

More than 150 Jewish professionals from across the former Soviet Union recently participated in JDC's sixth annual Jewish Educators' Conference, held at the Hesed Eliyahu social welfare center in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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What Drought Relief Looks Like in Gondar, Ethiopia

Several regions of Ethiopia are witnessing a major drought leading to malnutrition in rural areas where villagers don’t have adequate access to water, food, or medical care.

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Helping Syrian Refugees Study and Smile in Turkey

By: Sam Amiel

Tags: Children

Last week, I had the privilege of working with our partner International Blue Crescent and the president of Turkey's Jewish community to deliver school supply kits to Syrian refugee children.

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JDC Responds to the South Asia Earthquake

JDC has made two emergency grants to partners who will provide medical and emergency aid in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Building a Bridge to a Better Future

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

This summer, a JDC Ambassadors trip set off to build bridges of a most personal kind with Jews in Hungary and the former Yugoslavia – Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia – and to better understand how they live.

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The Jewish Response to Disaster

Ram Tripathi gave a searing presentation about Nepal to JDC donors, giving circle members, JDC Entwine members, and friends.

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Q&A: On the Ground in Nepal, Finding Hope and Heartache

Connect to JDC's critical earthquake relief work in Nepal with an emotional Q&A featuring a member of our disaster response team in Kathmandu.

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On the Ground: Bhumlichowk, Nepal

JDC is working with AIDMI and local disaster mitigation teams to immediately assist the people of Bhumlichowk, who had been cut off from aid for more than a week following the disaster.

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On the Ground: Delivering Relief in Manikhel, Nepal

By: Sam Amiel

Today's visit to a very tight-knit community that lost a daughter was heart-wrenching. We brought our condolences, visited with each family to understand how they are surviving, and delivered critically needed aid.

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Making a Difference—with Lemonade and a Smile

For Sam Cohen and his friend Lars Clausen, much of their past week in school was spent worrying about what was happening to children like themselves in Nepal.

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JDC Responds: Team in Kathmandu, Packing Aid Supplies in NY

JDC helped facilitate the delivery of two critically needed neonatal incubators, and is concurrently working with the Afya Foundation to pack and ship humanitarian and medical supplies to a Kathmandu hospital.

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In Battle-Scarred Ukraine, Purim An Incongruous Sight

This Purim JDC staff and community members in and near the war zone in the east of the country will celebrate the holiday despite the hardships visited upon them recently by the conflict.

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