This unprecedented war against Israel is unlike anything we have known before in terms of brutality and the sheer number of victims. Now more than ever, the people of Israel need our support.
Every pound donated to UJIA’s Emergency Community Appeal is tracked from donation to delivery to ensure it helps those who need it most, and as quickly as possible.
What is UJIA doing today?
1. Immediate Support for Victims of Terror
UJIA has provided emergency aid for those in dire need, helping survivors in the wake of tragedy, by providing immediate financial aid through our partners at the Jewish Agency for Israel. More than 3,800 families have already received cash support, including the self-employed who cannot earn while they mourn.
2. Urgent provisions for evacuees
From destroyed homes in communities close to the Gaza border to those under threat from Hezbollah near to Israel’s border with Lebanon, UJIA has been providing Israeli evacuees with immediate basic needs such as food, water, shelter, hygiene kits, shelter supplies and hot meals, all distributed by Israel’s amazing networks of Israeli volunteers.
We have also helped evacuate new immigrants from absorption centres under rocket fire, providing their basic needs whilst in temporary accommodation
3. Emergency Trauma & Psychotherapy support
We are delivering emergency psychological support, including for children, to those on the frontline. Trauma victims need immediate treatment to prevent their shock and grief becoming long-term, unmanageable PTSD.
UJIA has worked with the Israel Trauma Coalition to provide urgent counselling sessions with trained emergency therapists to thousands of families who have suffered bereavement, injury, and witnessed atrocities including the abduction of their loved ones.
For the thousands of children from border communities suffering trauma, UJIA are providing access to the ground-breaking Hibuki (My Hug) doll programme, which has been hugely successful in bringing comfort and relief to Ukrainian children.
4. Support for displaced Israeli children
UJIA has worked with Dror Israel to establish and support day camps in 44 hotels/guest houses/hostels across the country for evacuees from communities within 0-7km from the Gaza border or 0-2 km from the Lebanese border.
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) is the British Jewish community’s primary charitable organisation connecting the UK with the Israeli people. Founded in 1920, we have been at the forefront of developing and funding solutions to issues in Israeli society, and helping young British Jews to deepen their connection to the Jewish homeland.
Our team on the ground in Israel is in constant contact with our long-standing trusted partners, contributing to national coordination forums, ensuring that support from Britain is getting to where it is needed, and identifying emerging needs. As this situation develops there are new calls on our resources: we will continue to direct support to where the need is greatest.
Today, the people of Israel are in a state of emergency. However, UJIA has been responding to emergencies in Israel since the establishment of the State and we know that we have to prepare for the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts that the people of Israel will need due to the high levels of trauma and destruction.
We don’t know what the coming weeks will hold, but UJIA will be there for the people of Israel in their hour of need.
Now more than ever, Israel needs our support. Answer their call.