UJA-Federation of New York will allocate a further $3.925 million in assistance for Ukraine. The new allocation brings UJA’s total emergency funding since the war started to over $20 million, which includes assistance for more than 720,000 refugees and evacuation for more than 90,000.

The new allocations will assist existing UJA partners to plan for aid services over the next 12 months. This phase of crisis response requires more sustained support – enabling organizations to effectively plan longer term. This response includes refugee assistance in New York, Israel, and countries bordering Ukraine, as well as critical humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable remaining in Ukraine.

“The news about Ukraine remains dire. Refugees in New York are waiting six to nine months for work permits and have no other source of income. In Ukraine, the most vulnerable are facing a very difficult winter where supplies are expected to be scarce and help urgently needed. These new funds will enable our partners to plan longer term, as UJA remains committed to supporting the Ukrainian people during this heartbreaking humanitarian crisis,” said Eric S. Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York.