As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, it affects us all in profound ways. The virus has revealed inequities and vulnerabilities in all of the societies it has affected, including in Israel.

The New Israel Fund of Canada’s task during this public health emergency is to see the big picture and line up all of the resources we can in order to help all Israelis make it through this crisis.

NIF is doing what it does best – bringing together supporters from around the world with a shared mission: In this moment of crisis, use our collective resources, expertise, and relationships to help make things better.

NIFC has created a Crisis Action Plan with three strategies that will serve as the primary focus of our work during this period:

1. Protecting the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities
2. Defending Civil Liberties and Democracy
3. Maintaining a Strong and Vibrant Civil Society 

Protecting the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities

Civil society organizations are looking out for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring equal access to healthcare, essential services, and public health information and by advocating for just and equitable economic policies that leave no one behind.

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Defending Civil Liberties and Democracy

Amidst this public health crisis, NIFC project partners are defending Israel’s democratic institutions and fighting to protect civil liberties from government overreach.
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Maintaining a Strong and Vibrant Civil Society

New Israel Fund and Shatil are mobilizing emergency resources for effective crisis-response in the short-term, while working with organizations to help them adapt their work to this crisis and to plan for the day after.

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