World Jewish Relief (WJR) is the British Jewish community’s international humanitarian agency and Reform Judaism supports this appeal for funds.
The rapid exodus of 860,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh has resulted in a critical humanitarian crisis.
WJR aim to provide essential non-food items to the most vulnerable refugee families including hygiene and sanitary products, blankets, essential clothing and mosquito nets as well as mobile primary healthcare to parts of the camps that are not currently being accessed by existing services.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism said: “The Jewish community knows from our history what it is like to flee persecution. Refugees from Myanmar are suffering brutal crimes, often targeting women and children. I urge our community to support this unprecedented joint global Jewish effort to bring some solace to those suffering from the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.”