NEW YORK, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is partnering with IsraAid, the Israeli humanitarian relief organization, to provide emergency assistance in Ecuador, struck by a devastating earthquake.
"We mourn with the people of Ecuador who lost loved ones and pray for the recovery of the many injured and their severely damaged communities," said Dina Siegel Vann, director of AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.
Aiding Ecuador is the latest in a long series of cooperative arrangements between AJC and IsraAid to help alleviate humanitarian crises and disasters around the world. IsraAid often is one of the first non-governmental groups to reach the site of a disaster, no matter the distance from Israel, and provide urgently needed assistance.
Some recent examples of AJC-IsraAID collaboration were aid to Yazidis and other refugees in the Kurdish region of Iraq, assistance to migrants in Germany and the Greek island of Lesbos, and help for the victims of natural disasters in Fiji, Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Myanmar.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee