Aug 29, 2022
Russian Invasion Hits Six-Month Mark; Federation Is Still There
It’s been six months since Russia invaded Ukraine and Federation and our overseas partners remain in the region providing critical resources and expertise to respond to the worst humanitarian and refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. Together with The Jewish Federations of North America, we have raised $73.5 million through our Ukraine Emergency Fund, which is being immediately distributed to trusted organizations on the ground.
To date, your generosity has provided more than 2.7 million pounds of humanitarian aid for refugees; assisted 34,000 individuals make aliyah from Ukraine and Russia to Israel; served 290,000 meals to displaced individuals staying in hotels in Eastern Europe; and rescued 13,742 people from dangerous warzones. Beyond focusing on the physical wellbeing of refugees, we are also ensuring their emotional wellbeing with a variety of social activities including Passover Seders, Purim spiels and a taste of summer camp for displaced Ukrainian children and teens.
Your commitment to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign creates and strengthens the infrastructure that has served as a safety net of support for the Jews of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union for more than 85 years. Because we were there before the war, we were able to activate our networks within hours of the invasion to provide both immediate and ongoing assistance. And of course, thanks to your ongoing support, we’ll be there for as long as we are needed in the months and years to come.