Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has left more than 4,000 dead and untold devastation in its wake. Our Jewish Federation is responding to this tragedy and has opened an emergency relief fund. 100% of all funds donated will be sent to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) for their humanitarian aid program for earthquake victims in Nepal. You can donate by clicking here.
The JDC, our Jewish Federation's overseas partner, has mobilized emergency teams and is coordinating with local authorities in Nepal as well as the Israeli Government and Israel Defense Forces who have also mobilized to aid the victims.
Funds raised will be used to provide urgent assistance with a critical focus on providing medical relief and supplies in the hardest-hit areas. Already, JDC is:
- Partnering with the IDF field hospital in Nepal to provide medical equipment, including two neonatal incubators
- Working with UNICEF to secure supplies to meet children's shelter, nutrition, water, and sanitation needs
- Mobilizing a rapid assessment team of disaster experts who will arrive in Nepal this week
- Collaborating with partners - among them, Tevel B'Tzedek, the All-India Disaster Mitigation Institute, and Sarvodaya - to distribute emergency relief
An IDF advance team of about a dozen officers arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday to assess needs, and a larger IDF medical mission and Magen David Adom personnel departed Israel Sunday morning. The IDF is preparing to send a large delegation of over 200 medical and search and rescue people with a mobile field hospital. Read more:
In times of natural disaster and crisis, our Jewish Federation's commitment to Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) and Pikauah Nefesh (the saving of life) repairing the world, is evident in our generous response to aid the victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of this tragedy; along with our thanks for your generous response.