Thousands of Jews arrived in the Philippines before World War II, and thus were able to survive the Holocaust. Now, the Jewish community that is left there is coming to the aid of the victims of Typhoon Heiyan.
At least 12,000 people have been estimated as lost to the storm. Hundreds of thousands have been made homeless. The JDC (Joint Distribution Committee), the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world, has begun to raise funds to aid to the stricken population.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Judy Amit, Director of the Joint’s Division Emergency Operations and Special Programs for Asia and Africa, spoke about some of the special projects that are being put into effect to help the victims.