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No Passport Required Blog Keeps You Updated on JDC's Haiti Relief Work


Michael Geller / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0838

Jamie Epstein / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0849

For Immediate Release

Through No Passport Required the official blog of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, readers can learn about JDC’s disaster response efforts on the ground in Haiti after the devastating earthquake and recent aftershocks.

No Passport Required, launched in early January, quickly became an outlet for regular posts on JDC’s medical, nutritional, and material aid to Haitian victims. From posts on JDC partner Heart to Heart’s “extreme teams” of doctors and nursing providing critical assistance to outlying areas on the island to photos from the JDC-supported IDF field hospital, No Passport Required keeps you informed about the daily relief performed by rescue and medical personnel.

Creating a more intimate conversation with those interested in JDC’s historic work in more than 70 countries around the globe by showcasing timely, often first-person reflections, stories, and other items, No Passport Requireddraws from JDC staff on the ground and humanitarian assistance programs, breaking news, crises, and other relevant topics in the media. As the real-time communications vehicle for JDC global programming, No Passport Required opens a window onto the organization’s 95-year-old relief, rescue, and Jewish renewal work through multiple platforms including text, photography, video, and audio.

About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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