|JDC accepting donations to aid Pakistan fl ood victims|
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organisation, is collecting funds to aid victims of the evastating fl oods in Pakistan.
JDC has previously provided relief to the Pakistani people in the wake of the disastrous 2005 and 2008 earthquakes.
“By harnessing our vast experience in international disaster relief and tapping our network of partners on the ground to assess the most pressingneeds, JDC will quickly respond to those affected by the floods in Pakistan,” said JDC CEO Steven Schwager. “Guided by the principle of tikkun olam (repairing the world), we’ll help ensure that the most vulnerable are reached.”JDC works in Israel and more than 70 countries to alleviate hunger and hardship by providing life-saving food, clothing, medicine and other necessities.
The organisation also rescues Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life and providing immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.
JDC has implemented similar relief efforts in places like Haiti, in Asia after the tsunami and in Myanmar after cyclone Nargis. One hundred percent of funds collected will be directed to relief efforts.
(Issue September 2010)