With more than 11 million people across East Africa devastated by drought and famine, United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto has established the African Famine Relief Fund to help relieve their suffering.
Fund donations will be sent to IsraAID: The Israeli-based Forum for International Humanitarian Aid* which, with the cooperation of the Government of Israel, has already deployed a team of specialists to Kenya, to which 1300 refugees a day are escaping from Somalia. In Kenya, IsraAID will ensure that food and medical relief is deployed as quickly as possible.
In addition, the Government of Canada has announced that it will match an equivalent amount to drought relief, for every dollar an individual Canadian donates to eligible registered Canadian charities.
The Government of Israel has also been providing ongoing humanitarian assistance to Africa for many years.
IsraAID's heroic humanitarian efforts have saved thousands of lives in many natural disaster locations such as Japan, Haiti, New Orleans and now the Horn of Africa.
The United Jewish Appeal African Famine Relief Fund is not part of the annual UJA Federation campaign. 100% of proceeds raised will be designated for IsraAID.
Please donate generously to UJA's African Famine Relief Fund,
by visiting ujadonations.com/AfricanFamine or by calling 416-631-5705.
*Funds raised are allocated to
United Israel Appeal Canada Inc. (UIA)
for israAID which will deliver relief services in Africa.
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