Our Turkey-Syria Earthquake Response
On Monday 6th February 2023, two deadly earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria.
Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal
We are responding with our partner on the ground, helping to provide emergency shelter, blankets and food packages to the worst affected in Turkey and non-government-controlled areas in northern Syria.
Syria seven years on: Why we must not give up.
The carnage in Syria is unimaginably bad. Since 2011, hundreds of thousands of people have died, probably well over half a million. Nobody knows. The UN stopped counting in 2016. This week marks the seventh depressing anniversary of Syria’s civil war. There is still no end in sight: civilians are killed on a daily basis.
‘We Cannot Walk Alone’: Refugee Week 2021
For Refugee Week 2021 we are celebrating the incredible resilience, achievements and contributions of a few of the 1,000+ refugees World Jewish Relief has supported on their journeys into work. This year the theme of Refugee Week is 'We Cannot Walk Alone'. At the heart of our Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees are our partnerships with NGOs, local and national authorities, who help deliver the programme.
Our Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal
World Jewish Relief, supported by the UK’s leading Jewish communal agencies, has launched an emergency appeal in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday, devastating much of the country.
On the Ground in Turkey
4.17am. It’s a time I hear again and again. 4.17am. A time that usually comes and goes, quietly and unnoticed. But this 4.17am was different, this 4.17am left its indelible mark, in every sense.
Mexico Earthquake: update
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more are in need of assistance particularly in Morelos and Pueblos states, close to the epicentre. World Jewish Relief will be working with a close and trusted partner agency based in Mexico City to provide shelter to hundreds of people who are homeless.
Blog: Our Support to Afghan Refugees in Turkey
On the 15 August 2021, the Taliban took control of Kabul. The speed and ease with which the Taliban took control surprised most of us watching, but while we looked on in horror from the comfort of our living rooms, for many, the impending return of Taliban control brought very real danger. Dr Awrangzeb enjoyed a life in Kabul many of us could relate to, but as he looked on at their advance to the capital, he started to panic.
Uyghur Response Reaches Nearly 10,000 Refugees in Turkey
Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal: Update
Almost one week since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, the death toll has risen to over 2,000 and 12,000 are injured. It is reported that a staggering 500,000 people, 40 percent of the total population in the areas hit by the earthquake, need emergency humanitarian assistance. Nearly 61,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 76,000 damaged. Thousands of people have been left homeless, sleeping outside, and in desperate need of shelter.