World Jewish Relief

Emergency appeal feeds the hungry

By Jessica Elgot, August 25, 2011

Around £170,000 has been raised to help those affected by the famine in East Africa through a World Jewish Relief campaign.

WJR launched a fundraising drive last month in response to reports of draught and malnutrition in Somalia.


Community rallies to support Somalia famine appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

More than £169,000 has been raised to help people suffering from the famine in East Africa following a campaign launched by World Jewish Relief.

The aid charity set up a fundraising drive last month as reports of draught and malnutrition in Somalia and its neighbours began filtering through to the international media.


WJR is a hit on the web

August 11, 2011

World Jewish Relief has been shortlisted for a Charity Times award for best use of the web for its "Wjrapped Up" campaign.

The promotion gives supporters the opportunity to purchase goods for needy clients worldwide.

Within a month of its launch, the campaign had raised £2,000-plus and it is regularly updated with new items - for example, supporting the charity's East Africa Food Crisis Ap


Here is the news: Africa hurts

By Paul Anticoni, August 1, 2011

Summer is generally a quiet time for the media. Parliament is in recess, many journalists (and readers) are on holiday, and the frivolous stories deemed to be newsworthy have led to the summer being known as "silly season".


WJR seeks assistance for hungry Africans

July 7, 2011

World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal to assist the millions across the Horn of Africa facing severe food shortages.

The region's worst drought for 60 years has been compounded by increasing grain prices, fodder shortages, livestock deaths and conflict. An estimated eight million-plus people need urgent assistance.


WJR launch Horn of Africa famine appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2011

A Jewish organisation has launched an online appeal in response to the growing food shortage in the Horn of Africa.

The United Nations warned earlier this week that at least nine million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somilia and Djibouti were facing starvation. The region has been hit by a drought which the UN said was one of the worst in 60 years.


On a roll for WJR

June 23, 2011

World Jewish Relief backers have added a charitable flavour to a dietary staple to generate an anticipated £60,000-plus for its work with impoverished Jews in Eastern Europe.


Stars have their fill of bagels

May 5, 2011

Dermot O'Leary likes his bagels with salt beef and mustard with pickles on the side. Boris Johnson prefers the traditional smoked salmon and cream cheese.


Happy birthday - here's a gift to WJR

April 14, 2011

World Jewish Relief has launched a website allowing supporters to give special occasion or "thank you" gifts to friends and family which will benefit those helped by WJR in 22 countries across five continents.


Ukrainian dream realised in presence of WJR backers

By Barry Toberman, April 7, 2011

Sixty World Jewish Relief supporters joined the opening celebrations of a Ukrainian community centre which will transform provision for the 40,000-plus Jews in Kharkov, many living in heart-rending poverty.

British donors contributed $3 million towards the $5.3 million (£3.3 million) Wohl Centre, launched with great fanfare and excitement with speeches from civic and Jewish dignitaries.