The Fellowship’s donors have helped over 80,000 Ukrainians, donated more than 100 tons of food, medicine and other essentials since the war began
July 8, 2022
JERUSALEM — In the past 6 months, supporters of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) have assisted 80,000 displaced Ukrainians and refugees, helped over 3,500 find shelter in Israel, and delivered more than 100 tons of food and essentials to distressed Ukrainian families. Even before the war began, The Fellowship laid the groundwork for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion. Now, looking back on the help provided thus far, donors have made possible emergency grants to help desperate Ukrainians in need. The emergency relief provided by The Fellowship’s supporters over the past six months now stands at more than $20 million.
“Because of the selfless generosity of The Fellowship’s faithful Christian donors, many Ukrainian families have been able to escape a war zone, have had a safe place to lay their head, and have been able to receive the basic essentials that every human being should be able to have,” said Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein. “In these 6 months, The Fellowship has often provided 24/7 support to do everything in our power to ensure innocent life is protected from danger. The war continues, sadly, and so our work goes on as well. Please don’t forget the people of Ukraine. Even if it’s no longer at the top of each news broadcast, there are still millions in danger. We simply can’t let them slip from our memory.”
The relief provided by The Fellowship throughout the war includes:
• 10 tons of matzah distributed to Ukraine and Moldova for Passover
• More than 3,000 blankets and sleeping bags provided to refugees in need of temporary housing
• 3,619 Ukrainian Jews helped with making aliyah (immigrating to Israel)
• 80,000 displaced persons and refugees given basic essentials such as food, medicine, and temporary housing in Ukraine and in neighboring countries
• Establishing a joint call center with the Jewish Agency to help refugees with housing and necessary paperwork
• Over 1,600 children and staff evacuated from orphanages in Ukraine
• 50 elderly with severe medical conditions evacuated to Israel on medical rescue flights
• 7 planes carrying 95 tons of humanitarian aid airlifted to refugees and stranded families
To help The Fellowship in their efforts to rescue Ukrainians, visit ifcj.org/ukraine.