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Advance Israel’s LGBTQ Refugee Program

A Wider Bridge is raising $5,000 (₪17,550) to support the Aguda-Israel LGBTQ Taskforce’s LGBTQ Refugee Program, which assists at-risk LGBTQ refugees fleeing Middle Eastern and African states.

The LGBTQ Refugee Program is a project of the Aguda – Israel LGBTQ Taskforce, the umbrella community and advocacy LGBTQ NGO in Israel. The Refugee Program provides legal assistance, psychological and social services, financial assistance, medical aid, and employment placement to LGBTQ refugees fleeing other Middle Eastern countries, as well as to LGBTQ minorities in East Jerusalem and all of Israel. The program is currently run by a group of tireless volunteer activists, and needs our support.

The money raised will go to two things: basic emergency necessities for refugees, and support for a professional position to oversee this important initiative.

Please join A Wider Bridge in supporting some of the most at-risk LGBTQ communities in the Middle East.

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