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  • For Jews fighting Ebola, specialty is psychosocial therapy

    2 weeks ago

    Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out.

    A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled with the corpses of family members. He needed to be extracted; the bodies needed...

  • As Nigeria is declared formally free of Ebola, Israel preps for domestic readiness

    October 21, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    Israeli officials welcomed the World Health Organization announcement on Oct. 20 that Nigeria has been declared formally free of Ebola following six weeks with no new cases of the deadly virus.

    “This is an important development for Nigeria and highlights their swift and effective...

  • IsraAID opens training program in South Sudan

    March 7, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    The Israeli nongovernmental organization IsraAID opened a training program to deal with gender-based violence for social workers in the fledgling country of South Sudan.

    Helen Murshalli, the South Sudanese minister of social development, inaugurated the program in Juba organized by...

  • In Japan, pride in the Jewish response to tsunami

    March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am

    As I sit here in Tokyo with the first anniversary of the tsunami fast approaching, I recall my surprise the first time a Japanese person thanked me, as a Jew, for Israel’s immediate response to the disaster. It was certainly not the time to instruct that well-meaning person that...

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  • Israeli, Jewish groups team to help famine-plagued Somalia

    July 26, 2011 | 10:23 am

    An Israeli aid group and Canadian Jewish federations are teaming to help ease the famine in Somalia.

    IsrAID is partnering with the Canadian Jewish organizations UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and UIA Canada to bring food and water to suffering populations in Africa. The relief...

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