SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS FUND NOW OPEN
Ve’ahavta is accepting donations to support Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Europe. Funds are contributed to the Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees through the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR).
An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011. Now, in the sixth year of war, 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance within the country. At least 400,000 have been killed. Among those escaping the conflict, the majority have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 4.8 million have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and 6.6 million are internally displaced within Syria.
The majority of the displaced people are women and children. The greatest needs of refugees include food, housing, medical treatment, trauma counselling and education.
After the intensification of the conflict in Aleppo, the needs of Syrian refugees are more pressing than ever. Please donate today to help!
OR CALL 416-964-7698
The JCDR provided these reports showing how the funds were allocated in 2016.
In the past, Ve’ahavta’s crisis response efforts have provided immediate and long-term relief to people affected by disasters in Sri Lanka, Haiti, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Haifa and Syrian Refugees in Jordan.
Ve’ahavta is committed to international crisis response as a core part of tikun olam – repairing the world. Ve’ahavta is an executive member and sole Canadian representative of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, which brings together the experience, expertise and resources of primarily North American Jewish organizations that seek to assist victims of natural or man-made disasters on a non-sectarian basis. JCDR maximizes the use of financial resources, coordinates the activities of its member agencies, educates the members’ constituencies and the general public about current disaster situations and the Jewish response and demonstrates the long tradition of Jewish humanitarianism.
Member organizations of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief include American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Federations of North America, Mazon, Rabbinical Assembly, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue Conservative Judaism, Ve’ahavta and World Jewish Relief.
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