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Bringing life-changing action to people in crisis around the world

Inspired by our Jewish values, we provide life-saving and life-changing action to support and empower people in crisis around the world.

World Jewish Relief CEO Paul Anticoni and Chair Maurice Helfgott visiting partners in Ukraine

Ukraine: One Year On

One year on from the start of the horrific Russia invasion of Ukraine, we look at the issues our partners on the ground are facing, and how World Jewish Relief is helping people in the hardest to reach towns and cities.

What We Do

We work with local partners across the globe to share expertise and respond to emergencies. 

We work in six critical areas:

  • Humanitarian Response
  • Climate Resilience 
  • Employment and Livelihoods 
  • Refugee Employment 
  • Support for Older People
  • Support for Ukraine 

Take action to support our work

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

An estimated 23 million lives are at risk after devastating earthquakes hit southeast Turkey and neighbouring Syria on 6th February.


Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February we have been supporting our 29 partners across the country as they do everything they can to protect their communities in the face of active conflict.

Disaster fund children carrying belongings in the mud

Disaster Fund

Thousands of people are hit by disasters each year. By donating towards our disaster recovery work, you can ensure that the next time an emergency hits, we can respond rapidly.


Supporting Ukraine


Ukranians supported since the outbreak of war


Tonnes of medication delivered to those in need


Food packages delivered

Other Ways to Help

Rwanda Jewish Community smiling boy

Donate to Celebrate

Celebrating a birthday, bar mitzvah, wedding or special occasion? Why not ask your friends to donate to World Jewish Relief and make a real difference to the lives of people in need.

Donate to Celebrate
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Join one of our exciting challenge events and help change lives with every step, pedal or paddle.

Challenge Events
CEO of World Jewish Relief Paul Anticoni hugging a resident of war torn Ukraine

Leave a gift in your Will

No matter the size, leave a gift to us in your will and help future generations survive the consequences of conflict and disaster. Together, we can take life-saving action.

Leave a Gift

Your Family History

World Jewish Relief was established as the Central British Fund for German Jewry in 1933 to help refugees from Nazi-Europe, and we succeeded in bringing around 65,000 Jewish refugees to safety. 

We have names of over 315,000 people who contacted us for help, as well as records for the 65,000 refugees we supported throughout the 1930s and 1940s. 

Your family history may be in our files.