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World ORT readies trauma counseling training, other long-term assistance

As a cease-fire takes place, World ORT is working on providing long-term rehabilitation for Jewish and non-Jewish citizens.  At the request of the local and national authorities, World ORT is preparing an intensive trauma counselling training for psychologists.  The groups will travel to I…

10 Georgian Jews arrive in Israel as new immigrants today (Aug 14)

The Jewish Agency is bringing 10 new immigrants from war-torn Georgia as well as 14 Georgian youth who will participate on a birthright program in Israel.

This follows the arrival Tues (Aug 12) of 34 new immigrants.

At least 10 additional immigrants are expected to arrive Sunday (Aug 17).


Aboard JDC's 'SOS' van

Traumatized Hesed clients await transport from Gori to Tbilisi aboard JDC’s “SOS” van, ordinarily used to deliver food and medicine to local elderly. The vans have become emergency response vehicles, bringing critical humanitarian aid-and relief- to victims of the current crisis in Georgia.

Developments in Georgia, as reported by JDC field staff (August 13)

JDC SOS Van Delivers Clients to Safety 

As we reported yesterday, the JDC SOS van, which is usually used to deliver assistance to elderly Hesed clients, has become an emergency vehicle under the charge of JDC field staff, helping transport Georgian Jews of all ages from areas under heavy a…

JAFI update on relief efforts: over 100 olim expected during/after crisis

The Jewish Agency for Israel brought 34 Georgian Jews to Israel yesterday (Aug. 12), including several from the war-torn city of Gori. Jewish Agency Chairman Zeev Bielski told the Knesset’s Immigration and Absorption Committee today (Aug. 13) that another 100 Jews from Georgia are…

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