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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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Ebola Crisis: JDC Responds

Against a backdrop of growing global fear about the Ebola virus disease, JDC has moved quickly to contribute to responses.

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For Youngest Israelis, Healing Post-War Trauma

Five-year-old Guy knows all too well the difficulties associated with living in the south of Israel.

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Israel Crisis: Latest Update

As the crisis in Israel continues, with an unclear outcome to cease fire talks, JDC has been hard at work caring for the most vulnerable.

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Tough Questions from Kids Toughing It Out

By: Michael Lawrence

How does one answer those questions that children ask when their worlds turn inside out? How, as a parent, do we answer honestly, responsibly -- trying all at once to calm our children, protect them from pain, refresh their sense of personal security, and educate them as committed, responsible Jewish and Zionist citizens of Israel?

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Responding to the Balkans' Devastating Floods

photo: photo credit: Itai E. Shamir

JDC's comprehensive crisis response included aid to the broader population through IDP partners, as well as assistance to the Jewish community.

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JDC and UNICEF: Partners in Philippines Typhoon Relief

photo: photo credit: Nancy Borowick

A JDC Ambassadors/JDC Entwine partnership, the event spotlighted the organizations' response to the recent Typhoon Haiyan.

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In Argentina, a JDC Model of Local Empowerment

– Rebecca Neuwirth

For JDC, our work in Argentina is a case study and a story that should be more widely appreciated.

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Proud History, Strong Connection: Reflecting on JDC and Japan

By: Dov Ben-Shimon

– Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships

photo: photo credit: JDC Archives

After the 2011 “Great East Japan Earthquake” and Tohoku tsunami hit, I spent a considerable amount of time working with our colleagues around the world to raise funds for JDC's amazing rescue operations.

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Mobilizing Emergency Relief in Crimea

In light of unfolding events in the Crimea region of Ukraine, JDC has activated emergency plans aimed at helping the neediest within the ethnically mixed peninsula's Jewish community. Today Crimea is home to an estimated 17,000 Jews, mostly located in and around the main urban centers of Simferopol, Sevastopol, Feodosia, and Yalta.

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Stepping Up to Ukraine’s Challenge

For seniors Mihail and Lyudmila — just two of the many vulnerable, elderly people we have told you about during Ukraine’s ongoing crisis — JDC is a lifeline when violence and unrest spreads fear and concern for the future.

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