AJC #StandWithUkraine Fund Provides Support to Organizations Aiding Refugees
March 15, 2022 — New York
American Jewish Committee (AJC) announced today grants from its #StandWithUkraine Fund to Jewish organizations providing direct humanitarian relief to Ukrainians.
The latest recipients are:
— The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, an AJC international partner, received a grant to support, evacuate and transport elderly Ukrainian Jews, including Holocaust survivors.
— The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) received a grant to support its relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees.
— The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) received a grant to sponsor a planeload of Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Poland to Israel.
AJC’s emergency #StandWithUkraine Fund, launched within days after Russia’s unprovoked and deadly invasion began, has raised to date more than $1.4 million to assist Ukrainian refugees and to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. The first recipient was IsraAID, the Israeli humanitarian group, which currently is working with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova.
“One man, megalomaniacal President Vladimir Putin, has created this human drama of biblical scale, turning the lives of millions of Ukrainians upside down. Putin is guilty of war crimes,” AJC CEO David Harris declared while visiting several reception centers for refugees in Poland last week.
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