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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

Israel at War

Early on Saturday 7th October, during the Jewish festival of Simchat Torah, extreme violence broke out in Israel. Israelis continue to be held hostage by Hamas, and antisemitism has skyrocketed as the war rages on.

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 

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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.


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.


Morocco Earthquake Appeal

Late at night on 8th September, Morocco was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which has already caused over 2,500 deaths, injured many more and affected over 300,000 people.


Supporting Ukraine


Ukrainians supported since the outbreak of war


Internally displaced Ukrainians assisted


People reached with livelihood recovery

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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.

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

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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.

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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. 


Featured News

Israel at War

7th Apr 2024, News

There is no doubt that on October 7th the horrific and devastating terrorist attacks by Hamas changed everything for Israel and for Jews across the world. The ongoing captivity of 120 hostages in Gaza, and circa 100,000 Israelis displaced from their homes, continues to cause huge devastation to families, friends and Jews across the world. Antisemitism has reached levels that most of us have not experienced in our lifetime. On university campuses across the UK and US, Jewish students are suffering protests and violent threats like never before.