Humanitarian Aid

World Jewish Relief launches Nepal earthquake appeal

By JC Reporter, April 26, 2015

Aid agency World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Over 2,000 people are thought to have been killed in the disaster which devastated the Himalayan country, with the death toll expected to rise over the coming days.

WJR is calling for donations to help it provide food, fresh water, shelter and medical supplies.


Israel sending aid to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia

By Rosa Doherty, May 19, 2014

Israel is providing emergency aid to help the victims of flooding in Serbia and Bosnia.

Israel sent medicine, food, blankets and waterproof clothing by helicopter to the region this weekend after tens and thousands of people were forced to flee their homes.


MPs weigh value of aid to Palestinians

By Marcus Dysch, January 30, 2014

A Parliamentary committee looking into the amount of aid Britain sends to the Palestinian territories and other Middle East recipients, has concluded the first stage of its investigation.

The International Development select committee received written evidence from 40 organisations, charities and officials.


UK aiding Israel to aid the world

By Ariel Dloomy, January 17, 2014

In the 1950s the fledgling state of Israel could barely provide for its own citizens. Surrounded by enemies, trying to cope with a flood of largely impoverished refugees and with scarce natural resources, Israel was the definition of a developing country.


Leading American aid agency launches UK initiative

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2013

American Jewry’s premier international aid agency has launched a UK initiative to promote humanitarian work and global Jewish solidarity among young professionals.

JDC, the Joint Distribution Committee, is offering places on trips run by its young adult arm, Entwine, to learn about its overseas projects.


Sally Becker looks back on a life in the war zone

By Gerald Jacobs, November 1, 2012

When former Serb leader Radovan Karadzic recently claimed at his war crimes trial in The Hague that he should be “rewarded” for his actions in the 1990s Bosnian war, Sally Becker suggested on Twitter that an appropriate reward would be a nice “rest” at the Holiday Inn, Sarajevo.


Sean Penn planning his first trip to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2012

Sean Penn is to visit Israel as part of his work for humanitarian aid organisations.

The actor, who is on screen this year as the rock-star son of a Holocaust survivor in This Must be the Place.

The announcement follows a meeting involving Mr Penn and IOsrael's deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon in Los Angeles last week.


My summer in Ghana

By Hannah Gaventa, April 11, 2012

Having recently graduated, I found myself at a loss for what to do with the rest of my life. I knew I wanted to work within the health field, but aside from the usual paths of medicine, dentistry or scientific research, none of which appealed to me, I had very little idea of the options available to me.


Turkey accepts Israel's offer of earthquake aid

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2011

Turkey has accepted Israel's offer of foreign aid in the wake of an earthquake in the east of the country.

Following the disaster, Israeli President Shimon Peres telephoned his Turkish counterpart, President Abdullah Gul and offered to send search-and-rescue teams, food, medicine, medical staff and equipment.


Israel offers help after Turkish earthquake

By Jennifer Lipman, October 24, 2011

Israel was among the first countries to offer support to Turkey following the devastating earthquake in the east of the country.

The death toll from the disaster has reached above 200 people and there are fears it could rise significantly.