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Since the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel began escalating on July 12, thousands of Lebanese and Israeli civilians have been displaced from their homes. Many charities have started special crisis funds for victims on both sides of the conflict. The following charities are distributing food, medical supplies, and other necessities to people in the affected areas.


Charities Helping Lebanese

Mercy Corps
Dept. W
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR, 97208-2669
Tel: 888-256-1900
http://www.mercycorps.org

Since 1979, MercyCorps has worked on unified global programs to address disasters, conflicts and chronic poverty. It is currently distributing food packages to hundreds of displaced Lebanese families and have their staff on the ground to keep track of worsening human conditions and provide any assistance necessary to refugees.

Doctors Without Borders
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10001-5004
Tel: 212-679-6800
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/index.cfm

Doctors without Borders has said it will be shipping 80 tons of nonmedical aid to Lebanon, including tents, blankets, packs of hygiene products and cooking equipment.

American Near East Refugee Aid
1522 K. Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-842-2766
http://www.anera.org/

This organization was founded in 1968 after the Arab-Israeli war of 1967 to help displaced Palestinians, and today ANERA has a number of projects to improve communities in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza.

International Medical Corps
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Tel: 800-481-4462
http://www.imcworldwide.org/index.shtml

The International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian charity dedicated to saving lives and relieving the suffering of refugees through health care training and relief and development programs. It was established in1984 by volunteer nurses and doctors. The group is working now to create Mobile Health Teams to bring medicine and treatment to Lebanese refugees.

Islamic Relief
P.O. Box 6098
Burbank, CA 91510
Tel: 888-479-4968
http://www.irw.org/mideast/

Islamic Relief, founded in 1993, strives to alleviate hunger, illiteracy and disease around the world. Among other projects, it is currently is providing emergency medical, educational and developmental relief to displaced Lebanese and Palestinians in the Middle East.

AmeriCares
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Tel: 800-486-4357
http://www.americares.org/

AmeriCares is a disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical needs and other assistance to people around the world regardless of race, religion or creed. AmeriCares is providing relief to the Lebanon and Gaza region, and is supporting refugee camps and hospitals in and around Beirut. It is also working with the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to provide assistance to displaced Lebanese. Charities Helping Israelis

Table to Table Northern Relief Effort
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc
317 Madison Avenue, Suite 607
New York, NY 10017
http://www.tabletotable.org.il/

Table to Table is a food rescue organization, collecting food from catered events, corporate cafeterias, army bases, food manufacturers, grocers, farms, and more and donating it to people in need. The organization is collecting diapers, clothes, food, and other essential goods for families in bomb shelters or otherwise displaced by the conflict. Along with its deliveries to families, Table to Table will forward letters of encouragement to families struggling because of the conflict (send letters to: northernrelief@tabletotable.org.il) or send gift packages to Israeli soldiers.

American Friends of Magen David Adom-ARMDI
888 Seventh Avenue
Suite 403
New York, NY 10106
212-757-1627
http://www.afmda.org/
Call: or 866-632-2763. Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel's equivalent to the Red Cross and is responsible for supplying 97% of the country's blood needs. The organization deploys ambulances in northern Israel and treats the wounded.

B'nai B'rith International Israel Emergency Fund
2020 K Street, NW, 7th floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
http://www.bnaibrith.org/ief
B'nai B'rith International's Israel Emergency Fund will raise funds to assist Israeli victims of terror and to help meet the ongoing personal needs of the Israel Defense Fund soldiers.

United Jewish Communities Israel Crisis Fund
P.O. Box 20
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
1-877-277-2477
http://www.ujc.org
UJC's Israel Crisis Fund, working with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will relocate young people from the north to safer areas in Israel, offer support programs for terror victims.

American Jewish Committee's
Israel Emergency Assistance Fund
Att: Ms. Brenda Rudzin
American Jewish Committee
165 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022.
Please make the check payable to AJC’s Israel Emergency Assistance Fund
http://www.ajc.org
AJC’s Israel Emergency Assistance Fund will provide assistance to institutions and organizations working with victims of the rocket attacks from Hezbollah on northern Israel and from Hamas and other Palestinian groups based in Gaza on southern Israel.

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