November 23, 2022
The Fellowship has worked consistently throughout the former Soviet Union for more than 30 years, providing lifesaving assistance to needy families, elderly, and orphans. When war erupted in Ukraine in 2022, The Fellowship was prepared. We continue to deliver essential aid like food and medication, to facilitate aliyah for refugees fleeing to safety in Israel, and to ensure that Ukraine’s Jews have everything they need during this time of peril.
- The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has been responding to the crisis in Ukraine even prior to the current war breaking out, having been on the ground working in the region for over 30 years.
- Since February, IFCJ has provided over $23 million in humanitarian aid including food, water, medicines, warm clothing and other basic needs and services.
- The current relentless bombardment in Kyiv and the surrounding areas has left critical infrastructure destroyed. There is no water or power, and there is limited phone service.
- There is not enough bottled water to serve the significant needs of the Jewish communities.
- With temperatures dropping, winter clothing will be needed to keep the elderly and children warm.
- Only days ago, IFCJ transferred another $6.5 million to support our work on the ground (with our partners), including the drilling of wells and installation of generators.
- Israel has close ties to Ukraine with half a million Israelis being of Ukrainian descent. Ukraine also has a large Jewish population