Ukraine

Ukraine is a country in flux, pulled between the Europe in the west and Russia in the East and in recent times has seen widespread unrest in key cities.

Ukraine is a country in flux, pulled between the Europe in the west and Russia in the East and in recent times has seen widespread unrest in key cities. For the latest on WJR's response to the current situation click here.

Ukraine's economy is unstable, and has previously been propped up by loans from the International Monetary Fund and Russia. The economy continues to face an uncertain future after enduring continual recession. This in turn makes finding meaningful and well paid employment extremely challenging for Ukraine's working age population. Spiralling inflation squeezes the already hard pressed budgets of Ukraine's elderly, who make up 30% of the population. Among crumbling Soviet era infrastructure, many of Ukraine's Jews struggle to survive especially during the cold winter months.

Due to the needs of the Jewish and the wider population, WJR supports over 34 projects spread across the country to support the most vulnerable. In turn, WJR empowers our beneficiaries to create positive change in their communities.

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Key Facts

Population: 44,573,205

Poverty Line: 24.1%

Jewish Population: 310,000

Projects

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Warm Homes

What makes a "Warm Home"?
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COPE - Catalysing Older People's Empowerment

The overall goal of this programme is to equip each part of the Ukraine Jewish community, young and old, to work together in comba...
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Educational Support for Children with Disabilities

This project allows Jewish children in Ukraine to be educated in a Jewish, inclusive and academic environment.

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