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What We Do

Working alongside expert local partners who share our purpose, we address the impacts of conflict, inequality and social injustice across the world.
World Jewish Relief Partners in Syria with Refugees

Humanitarian Response

When conflict or disaster strikes, we respond immediately through local partners with lifesaving assistance. Our response prioritises the needs of women and girls and marginalised communities.

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Climate Relief work in Nepal

Climate Resilience

The communities least responsible for climate change are often the worst affected. We work with those worst impacted by changing weather conditions and climate-related disasters.

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Tia is from Afghanistan and arrived in Bristol with her family. She has now moved out of her family home and is living independently. She is still on her journey into work and has been supported by STEP. She has been training with the Stand Up and Be Counted Theatre Company which has improved her confidence and wellbeing. Photographed at Bristol City Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom. (photo by Andy Aitchison / World Jewish Relief)

Refugee Employment

Our award-winning language and employment programme helps refugees integrate successfully into the UK and provides tailored support to women refugees.

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Transfarmation project in Africa

Employment and Livelihood

We help people suffering the economic impacts of conflict, climate change and migration to transform their earning potential through employment and livelihood recovery.

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Support for Older People

We provide life-saving assistance and care to older Jews of the Survivor Generation, focussing particular attention to those impacted by the war in Ukraine.

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Archives – 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.

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Support for Ukraine

World Jewish Relief’s 30 year history in Ukraine, our extensive network of local partners and our understanding of the context gives us unparalleled access and capability to respond to evolving needs.

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90 Years of World Jewish Relief

For 90 years, World Jewish Relief has responded to the needs of marginalised communities. We were founded in 1933 to support Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, have assisted multiple communities in crisis across the world, and today support people in 23 countries within and beyond the community.

90 Years of Impact


Jews rescued from Nazi Europe


Countries worked in


People supported over the last 5 years

How You Can Help

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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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