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The Crisis in Haiti

Israel, Jewish groups send help to displaced millions

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French aid workers today preparing to head to Haiti.(Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)

Yesterday, an earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Haiti. Thousands—maybe hundreds of thousands—are feared dead, and at least three million are thought to require emergency aid.

Israel has already sent a delegation of experts from the military Home Front Command to aid in the emergency and rebuilding efforts. Several Israeli and Jewish groups have also already begun pitching in.

At least three Israelis are missing; one of them is the daughter of late peace activist Abie Nathan. Israel’s ambassador, who is based in the neighboring Dominican Republic, has not been able to reach Jewish Haitians due to downed phone lines.

If you wish to donate to the American Red Cross, you can visit its Website. Alternatively, you can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10. You can also donate to the American Jewish World Service’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund here.

Israel, Jewish Groups Sending Help to Haiti [JTA]

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The Crisis in Haiti

Israel, Jewish groups send help to displaced millions

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