JFNA ISSUES UKRAINE EMERGENCY UPDATES

Read the latest updates from Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on the humanitarian aid provided by Federations' partners on the ground in Ukraine and the region.

 

 

May 12, 2022 After two and a half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country, many to Israel. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest. READ

May 4, 2022 After more than two months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country, many to Israel. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest. READ

Apr. 28, 2022 After more than two months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country, many to Israel. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest. READ

Apr. 21, 2022 Jewish Federations were proud to enable thousands of Ukrainian Jewish refugees to celebrate Passover in Moldova, Hungary, Poland and Romania. In addition to sending large quantities of matzoh, wine, and other Passover foods to these countries, the Jewish Agency and JDC, in partnership with Jewish Federations, sponsored a number of seders. READ

Apr. 15, 2022 After a month and a half of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country and millions of others are internally displaced. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest. READ

Apr. 11, 2022: After one-and-a-half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country and millions of others are internally displaced. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the most needy. READ

Apr. 7, 2022: After one and a half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country and millions of others are internally displaced. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the most needy. READ

Mar. 31, 2022: After more than a month of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Nearly four million Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the most needy. READ

Mar. 28, 2022: Despite four weeks of intense fighting, Russia has so far failed to conquer any major Ukrainian city, including the capital Kyiv. Nearly four million Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country. READ

Mar. 20, 2022: Civilian and military deaths continue to mount in Ukraine as fighting enters a fourth week. Despite enormous Russian efforts, the capital Kyiv has still not fallen. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country. Additionally, set up of an Israeli field hospital in Mostyska, Ukraine began yesterday. The hospital, financed in part by Federation-supported JDC, is part of Israeli humanitarian efforts and is scheduled to be active for at least one month. READ

Mar. 16, 2022: While intensive fighting continues between Russia and Ukraine, both sides acknowledged that some progress was being made in negotiations aimed at ending the conflict. Meanwhile millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country. READ

Mar. 13, 2022: Both Russian and Ukrainian forces are suffering significant losses as Russia pushes to win more territory. With intensive battles continuing, millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country. READ

Mar. 10, 2022: Updates include Israel's extraordinary efforts on behalf of all Ukrainians -- from rescue and triage to enabling refugees to assume some level of normalcy, such as with education and employment at a time of upheaval.  READ 

Mar. 9, 2022: A group of our top activists gathered in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress, State Department officials, and Ukrainian diplomats urging passage of the $14 billion in Ukraine. READ

Mar. 7, 2022: Ukrainian refugees and new olim (immigrants) arrived at Ben Gurion airport, and were greeted on behalf of Jewish Federations by the Director General of JFNA’s Israel Office, Rebecca Caspi. Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened the Ministerial Committee on Aliyah and Integration and stressed the need to provide a safe haven for Ukrainian Jews in distress, as well as the urgency of cutting down on Aliyah bureaucracy.

Mar. 6, 2022: As the Russian sieges on Ukrainian cities become more intense, the humanitarian crisis on the ground has intensified. At the same time, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is attempting to help mediate between the sides. READ

Feb. 25, 2022:  Following weeks of rising tension, and despite international attempts to negotiate a peaceful solution, Russia launched a full-blown invasion of Ukraine, home to an estimated 200,000 Jews. Jewish Federations of North America activated emergency protocols to support efforts that ensure the safety of the Jewish community in Ukraine. READ

 

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