October 4, 2018 — New York
AJC is partnering with IsraAID, the Israeli humanitarian relief organization, to provide urgent emergency assistance to Indonesia, where a devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck near the island of Sulawesi. In Indonesia, with AJC assistance, IsraAID is providing essential relief, including water, food, and hygiene items, as well as psychosocial trauma support.
“Consistent with our Jewish values to assist those in need, we are pleased to join with IsraAID in delivering much needed humanitarian relief during this crisis,” said Shira Loewenberg, Director of AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute. “Especially in times of need, gestures of assistance such as this one by IsraAid are meaningful to thousands of individuals who are suffering the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.”
Aiding Indonesia is the latest in a long series of cooperative arrangements between AJC and IsraAID to help alleviate humanitarian crises and disasters around the world.