SPECIAL ECJC & HIAS EUROPE
AFGHAN REFUGEES APPEAL
DONATE NOW
COORDINATING COMMUNITIES' EFFORTS
SPECIAL
ECJC & HIAS EUROPE
AFGHAN REFUGEES
APPEAL
DONATE NOW
A JOINT JEWISH EUROPEAN EFFORT

We are launching an emergency appeal to help people being forced to flee Afghanistan. Following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, many Afghan citizens including women, children and ethnic minorities, are facing severe threats to their lives and are trying to escape to reach safer countries. Untold numbers of Afghans are facing violent retaliation, including former staff of Western forces, human rights activists (especially women and girls), journalists, and religious minorities. Large scale humanitarian evacuations are required for those whose lives are in danger

We are asking for your help to support the different initiatives being developed by local European Jewish organisations and to co-ordinate these efforts for a maximum impact on the relief of the refugees

How can European Jews help Afghan Refugees?

Put your Jewish Values into action - A co-ordinated effort by ECJC & HIAS Europe

ECJC HIAS Europe are currently assessing needs and collecting information on the different Jewish community initiatives in Europe for relief of Afghan Refugees. These initiatives may include reception in the different cities, initial housing, feeding, new skills’ training, language support, assistance with navigating local bureaucracy, professional mentoring, mental health counselling, and simply providing a welcoming environment – for example by inviting newcomers to a Shabbat meal. Please contribute to our campaign so we can help communities to help others.

Additional needs we hope to cover through local interventions:

Initial Housing – Facilitating access to interim housing
Professional Mentoring –
Labour market integration through education, networking and counselling.

How can your organisation participate?

"In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see"Elie Wiesel

We encourage you to initiate a campaign in your own community, and ECJC and HIAS stand ready to support the development of your program.  
There are so many needs to cover for the refugees that every bit of help counts. From finding places for them to live, to provide household items and clothing, to facilitate their social integration. Just consider that they had to escape suddenly with little or no chance of packing their possessions; indeed their belongings may be limited to the clothes they are wearing. It may be that your community or organization is too small to work alone, or it may be more impactful and efficient to collaborate with other local groups (e.g. churches, or municipalities). ECJC/HIAS will be happy to facilitate connections with other relevant professional actors and support the development of your respective intervention.

Is your organisation or community (interested in ) mobilizing on behalf of refugees?

“If I am not for me, who is for me; and if I am (only) for myself, what am I. And if not now, when?"Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Should you wish to participate in and request funding through this appeal, or need any other form of support,
please get in touch with us at paris@ecjc.org or hiaseurope@hias.org.
Initiatives will be evaluated jointly by ECJC and HIAS Europe. Hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to assist Afghani refugees. While the first priority of the campaign is to provide financial and technical support to local Jewish welfare organizations within Europe, programming may also extend to support Afghan refugees fleeing to neighbouring  countries.
Humanitarian aid within the region (i.e. outside Europe), would be administered by HIAS Europe.

 

 

With Support from

SPECIAL SEMINAR ADDRESSED TO INTERESTED COMMUNITIES / ORGANISATIONS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - HOW CAN EUROPEAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES ENGAGE IN AGHAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE?

For registration, please click HERE

 

Today, we are witnessing one of the largest humanitarian crises in history, some 80 million people have fled their homes due to persecution and violence. HIAS, guided by Jewish values and history, rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
To raise awareness about the plight of refugees, HIAS & ECJC will offer a special webinar on Thursday, September 23 at 18:00 CET. This is a moment for Jewish communities, welfare and organisations and individuals around Europe to understand better all the efforts dedicated to the response and support of Afghan refugees.

All ECJC members interested in participating are requested to register. The webinar will feature a number of Jewish activists and experts from around Europe, providing a menu of engagement opportunities for interested Jewish communities. In addition, it will showcase the work of Jewish welfare organisations in the US to welcome and integrate Afghan refugees. The webinar will provide a space to facilitate discussion of individual Jewish groups on how to approach the issue of refugees and asylum seekers locally in their respective communities, possibly as part of a wider social justice agenda.

I want to offer personal help / volunteer for the cause

Acts of kindness never die. They linger in the memory, giving life to other acts in return.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY

COORDINATING COMMUNITIES' EFFORTS SPECIAL
ECJC & HIAS EUROPE
AFGHAN REFUGEES
APPEAL
DONATE NOW

Start typing and press Enter to search

Shopping Cart

No products in the cart.