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04 Mar 2014 description

AJWS will expand work on the sexual health and rights of women and girls in Kenya and Uganda

NEW YORK, NY — American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, will soon expand its work to address the sexual health and rights of women and girls in Kenya and Uganda.

18 Nov 2013 description


19 Nov 2010 description

As Colombia faces its worst rainy season in three decades, severe flooding and landslides have left at least 136 people dead and disrupted the lives of more than 1.2 million. Government officials report that more than 200,000 homes in all but five of Colombia's 32 provinces have been destroyed.

The communities most severely affected are those along the Sinú River, where AJWS's grantee ASPROCIG works.

01 Jun 2010 description

New York, NY; June 1, 2010-American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, is collecting donations in response to the flooding and mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Agatha. The storm brought widespread devastation to Central America on Sunday.

Donations to AJWS's emergency relief fund can be made at http://www.ajws.org/agatharelief or by check mailed to: American Jewish World Service, 45 W.

04 Dec 2009 description

In Kenya-a country of nearly 35 million people-malnutrition and hunger are staggering problems, particularly for children, orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS. In the rural, western regions of Kenya, sustaining basic nutrition is a chronic struggle in the face of food insecurity.

24 Feb 2009 description

February 24, 2009; New York, NY- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to 224 grassroots project partners in 33 countries. This total marks an increase of nearly $2 million over its last grants review in June. The new grants are divided into five categories, which include sustainable livelihoods and development, community health, community voice, education for all, and community engagement in conflict and emergencies.

10 Jul 2008 description

Amid widespread human rights violations and political violence, Zimbabwe held its run-off presidential election on June 27. Labeled a "sham" by the international community, incumbent Robert Mugabe, the only candidate running, won the election with 85% of the vote. During the tumultuous period leading up to the elections, opposition supporters and organizations faced harassment, intimidation and violence by partisans of the ZANU-PF, Mugabe's party.

24 Aug 2007 description



A delegation of US advocates participated in a mission to eastern Chad to launch a global advocacy campaign to address the Darfur crisis, and to interview refugees from Sudan and internally displaced Chadians. The group also surveyed conditions in the camps - at the Oure Cassoni refugee camp in Bahai, the Djabal refugee camp in Goz Beida, and the Gouroukoum camp for internally displaced Chadians in Goz Beida.

19 Jun 2006 description

Despite recent political developments, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is steadily worsening. At this critical juncture, it is more important than ever that aid organizations maintain their essential presence in the region. AJWS is constantly developing and updating strategies with our partners in the region to ensure that our funding reaches those most in need.

12 Oct 2005 description

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On Saturday morning, October 8th, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan, approximately 60 miles northeast of Islamabad. The most severely affected areas are the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan, northern Punjab, Pakistani Kashmir in Pakistan, and Indian Kashmir in India. Afghanistan also sustained damage and loss of life.

Reports indicate that over 30,000 were killed, many of whom were children. This death toll is expected to rise as roads are cleared and demolished villages become accessible.

13 Jul 2005 description

Almost one million people have been displaced from their homes, causing profound disruption and suffering to families and communities. This is an underreported and misunderstood humanitarian crisis of deep proportions.

23 May 2005 description

NEW YORK, May 23, 2005 - It was one year ago that American Jewish World Service (AJWS) launched a Sudan humanitarian aid and advocacy campaign within the Jewish community and spearheaded the interfaith Save Darfur Coalition. Since that time there has been a grassroots swelling of activity in synagogues, college campuses, and communities across America.

03 Jan 2005 description

AJWS is providing humanitarian aid to the people affected by the tsunami caused by one of the worst natural disasters in history.

More than 150,000 people are now known to have died, and millions of people have been left homeless in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma, and Maldives.

18 Aug 2004 description

(New York, NY...August 18, 2004)- Since April, American Jewish World Service has been mobilizing the Jewish community to respond to the massive humanitarian and human rights crisis in Darfur, Sudan, where government-backed militias known as Janjaweed are engaging in campaigns to wipe out and displace communities of African tribal farmers.