Stu­dents work to aid refugees

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY NAOMI FIRSHT

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL STU­DENT groups have launched a cam­paign in re­sponse to the refugee cri­sis.

The Euro­pean and world unions of Jewish stu­dents have en­cour­aged cam­pus lead­ers to sign their “call to ac­tion”, and pub­lished a list of 20 ways for groups to help refugees.

In France, the UEJF (Union of Jewish French stu­dents) held a fundrais­ing con­cert, and in Bel­gium and Ger­many stu­dents have col­lected clothes and food.

EUJS pres­i­dent Benny Fis­cher said: “We be­lieve that our re­spon­si­bil­ity to help is rooted in our core Jewish val­ues. We have to stand up for hu­man rights and for those so des­per­ately in need of our help.

“To­gether with our friends at WUJS we want to not only en­cour­age peo­ple to take ac­tion, but also to show­case where young Jews are al­ready ac­tive them­selves.”

The Union of Jewish Stu­dents in the UK has signed the call for ac­tion but has yet to or­gan­ise any spe­cific events on Bri­tish cam­puses.

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