As the virus continues to spread to less developed and fragile countries, weak health systems are buckling, leading to increased death rates and the threat of devastating economic consequences. In Ukraine and Moldova, with limited government support, the elderly and those that have lost jobs are most at risk. Elsewhere crowded refugee camps and those already in poverty or recovering from recent disasters are particularly vulnerable. No one is safe until everyone is safe.
World Jewish Relief’s appeal will provide funding to assist the following areas:
- Critical homecare, food, PPE and medical assistance to older Jewish people across Ukraine and Moldova.
- Food packages and social assistance to Jewish individuals who have lost their jobs and have no source of income to survive on.
- Provision of essential hygiene items, handwashing and sanitation support to Rohingya refugees in over-crowded camps in Bangladesh, cyclone victims in Mozambique and those living in poverty in Haiti.
World Jewish Relief is the British Jewish community’s humanitarian agency and inspired by Jewish values, it works both within, and reaches beyond the Jewish community at times of international crisis. The appeal has the endorsement of 13 leading Jewish communal agencies.