Federation's Impact during the Escalating Ukraine Crisis
We are taking you behind the headlines of the Ukraine crisis, where our partners are ensuring the well-being of the most vulnerable Jews.
Federation’s global partners are on the ground in Ukraine protecting and providing life-saving support for our Jewish family.
- Intense fighting rages on between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatist forces. There is a steadily increasing number of refugees from the war-torn region.
- Shootings on the streets are common. Large supermarkets are closed. Most medications are unavailable. ATMs are out of order.
- Ukrainian currency has dropped 37.5% in value, while the price of food has jumped 40% and medicine has shot up 100%.
- In some areas of Ukraine, we are preparing for an inevitable shortage of food and medicine.
"The situation in Lugansk, where I was born, is terrible: shots heard everywhere, lack of food, lack of medicine and terrorism against young people throughout the city by mercenaries. The houses across from ours were constantly under falling shells and rockets.” – Yuri Sohriansky, Ukraine resident who was transported to Israel by Federation’s global partners.
Contribute now to Federation and ensure vital, life-saving services during this horrifying time for the tens of thousands of Jews at risk.
Your gift to Federation’s Annual Campaign supports critical efforts of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).
- Food, water and medication delivery under fire to thousands of people in the conflict zones.
- Short-term housing for the thousands of displaced Jews.
- Aliyah assistance: we expect a 300% increase in aliyah (immigration to Israel) from Ukraine by the end of 2014.
- Jewish community centers that protect Jewish life in more than 1,000 locations in Ukraine.
Be the lifeline for our Jewish people of Ukraine. Give to Federation’s Annual Campaign now to help one more family through this ongoing crisis.
Questions about Federation's work in Ukraine? Contact Hope Dunkel at 561.242.6686 or by email.