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Jewish Group Joins IsraAID’s Ebola Relief Effort in West Africa

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JNS.orgThe American Jewish Committee (AJC) announced that it is partnering with IsraAID, a leading Israeli humanitarian relief organization, to provide assistance to Ebola victims in West Africa.

“The Ebola epidemic in Africa is devastating,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Medical experts from our Israeli partner, IsraAID, are on the ground bringing urgent, vital humanitarian relief to Ebola victims through health education and awareness training, as well as psychosocial support training.”

IsraAID sent a team to Sierra Leone in late September to help fight the spread of Ebola. The humanitarian organization is providing psycho-social support training to local social workers and health care officials, teaching tactics to help prevent trauma, manage stress, and deal with the emotional side effects of the health crisis.

Founded in 2001, IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has provided disaster and long-term relief to threatened communities in countries like Jordan, Haiti, Japan, and South Sudan.

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