Who We Help

Basic and Immediate Needs

Today, 174,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel.[1] These elderly who miraculously escaped death during the Holocaust are living out their final years in poverty and isolation.

There are over 56,000 Holocaust survivors living in the former Soviet Union (FSU).[1] Many Holocaust survivors are in need of support and live solely on meager pensions — having to make the impossible choice every day between buying food and other essentials like lifesaving medicines, clothing, and heat in the winter months.

Individual Aid

In Israel, 1 in 3 children live below the poverty line[2] and their needs are largely left unmet due to the country’s essential focus on defence to protect these same children from attacks and war.

20% of Israelis live below the poverty line in the country[2] and spend every day in desperate need of food, medicine, and clothing.

In the FSU 50% of Jewish children live in poverty.[3] and this number is on the rise. They need safe places to live and essentials like hot meals and medical care.

32% of families in Israel live in economic hardship.[4] This is an additional 233,000 families compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elderly Population

32% of elderly Jews (65 years and older) live in poverty in the FSU.[3] They face the biting cold with little relief against frigid elements and are often isolated from the rest of the world.

In Israel, 1 in 5 elderly live in poverty.[2] They must choose between food, essential medicine, and other lifesaving aid — or go hungry.

More than 91% of elderly in Israel said that their pensions were not enough[6] to buy the basic necessities for a dignified life as Israel is forced to spend essential funds to protect her borders leaving less to help her most vulnerable citizens.

Most Vulnerable

1 in 3 people in Eastern Europe have anti-Semitic attitudes[5] Many thousands of Jewish elderly, families, and children do not feel safe in their daily lives or hide their Jewish culture for fear of attacks.

120 million peoplein South America harbour anti-Semitic attitudes[5] 63% of survey respondents said that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust”. We must do all we can to help provide safe passage for Jews living in daily fear to realize their dream of living in their biblical homeland.

School Children

1 in 5 parents of school-age children in Israel [7] do not have the funds to pay for school supplies for their children.

One-third of parents have reduced spending on food and electricity [7] in order to afford school supplies.

1 Claims Conference Worldbook 2018
2 National Insurance Institute (NII) Poverty and Inequality Report, January 2023
3 State Statistics Service of Ukraine 2021
4 Ladet Non Profit
5 ADL Global 100 Map https>//global100.adl.org/map
6 DellaPergola’s “World Jewish Population Report” 2020
7 The Fellowship and the Geocartography Knowledge Group 2022

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