Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief

JCDR
Efforts

Disaster type: Rohingya Crisis


The Jewish Coalition for Rohingya Relief formed in December 2017, as the situation for the Rohingya community worsened. Currently, 615,500 Rohingya have been forced across the border to Bangladesh due to fleeing conflict in their native land. 

ONGOING

Syria

Disaster type: Refugee Support


JCDR has been responding to the largest refugee crisis since WWII for three years and has provided humanitarian relief to tens of thousands refugees and displaced persons to meet their most basic needs.

ONGOING

East Africa

Disaster type: Food Crisis


Food insecurity has become an emergent crisis in East Africa and the surrounding areas. Currently 30 million people are living on the brink of starvation due to persistent drought and conflict in the region.

ONGOING

Haiti

Disaster type: Earthquake


The Jewish Coalition for Haiti Relief was formed by 21 Coalition members immediately following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010.

The Coalition provided support for quake victims’ immediate needs as well as assistance for the country’s long-term recovery.

RECENT

Horn of Africa

Disaster type: Food Crisis


In 2011, the Horn of Africa was hit by a major food crisis that affected millions of people in drought-stricken areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Somalia was the worst-hit country in the region and the United Nations declared a famine in two of its southern areas in July 2011. Tens of thousands of Somalis fled the drought and conflict-fraught country to neighboring Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti seeking food and refuge.

RECENT

Japan

Disaster type: Earthquake and Tsunami


In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, 26 North American Jewish organizations came together to form the Jewish Coalition for Japan Relief.

The Coalition’s response included:

RECENT

Nepal

Disaster type: Earthquake


In the wake of the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal, the Coalition for Earthquake in Nepal was created as a partnership of primarily North American Jewish organizations that seek to assist victims of natural or man-made disasters outside of North America on a non-sectarian basis.

RECENT

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Disaster type: Super Typhoon


Super Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical cyclones to make landfall in recorded history and resulted in widespread damage to the Philippines, especially in the central city of Tacloban. 

RECENT