Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief


Refugee Support


Total Funds Raised

$2 Million




2 Years

Syrian Refugees

Where We Work and What We Do

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.

JCDR is working with its vetted partners on the ground to ensure that those essentials are delivered in as quick and efficient manner as possible.


  • Assist with resettlement processing and referrals for children who have experienced abuse, torture or mutilation
  • Provide services to families such as daycare, parenting support and educational services to children
  • Provide support medical care and support to female survivors of sexual assault
  • Strengthen the Syrian refugee community’s ability to address routine health problems and support local health programs including those providing vaccines
  • Supply refugee camps with nutritious food
  • Provide educational and mentoring services at schools with large refugee populations
  • Support Multi-Activity Centers (MACS) which provide educational serves to adolescents in refugee camps
  • Provide legal services to refugees, including help with resettlement efforts


  • Provide hygiene kits and medical supplies to Syrian refugees in Lesvos
  • Support professionals and volunteers performing relief work by facilitating workshops and trainings on topics such as trauma, health, and psychosocial support
  • Provide medical services and humanitarian relief to refugees
  • Provide legal services that help families seeking asylum and working towards family reunification
  • Protect women who have been deemed the most vulnerable by providing shelter and essential supplies to these women-in-need
  • Support a mobile school which provides educational and social services to vulnerable children


  • Provide assistance to refugees by pairing them with local mentors and vocational training


  • Supply children with school and winter supplies
  • Provide a mobile medical clinic
  • Help sustain a support center for women leaving in refugee camp


  • Support individuals residing in refugee camps by providing mother-child services, Hungarian language instruction, social services, and educational services
  • Supply integration services to refugees residing in Hungarian cities
  • Provide counseling services to professional and volunteer relief workers


  • Facilitate a relief program to oversee the overall well-being of Syrian refugees’
  • Provide life-sustaining supplies to refugees during the winter months
  • Provide support and training to volunteers working with refugees
  • Support refugees providing them with information and education as well as helping them to meet their basic needs— such as transportation, food, and medical care


  • Raise awareness about the Syrian refugee crisis in Israel
  • Provided trainings in both Arabic and Hebrew to local volunteers who wish to become involved in relief efforts
  • Support The Ziv Medical Center, a general hospital in the north of Israel, that provides treatment to Syrian causalities


  • Assist with resettlement efforts

JCDR’s work with refugees has also led to the founding of the MultiFaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, an interfaith movement dedicated to spreading awareness and advocating for the needs of Syrian refugee populations.

More Information

Read How a Small Initiative Became a Lifeline for Refugees

Complete List of Grantees


Help Syria

Way to Give

Give by mail

Send a check payable to JDC to:

JDC, P.O. Box 4124
New York, NY
10163, USA.


International Giving

We accept credit card donation through our regular donation forms. For a different type of international donations, we also accept wire transfer.

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Please note, only donations made by eligible US taxpayers may be tax-deductible.