CONNECTIONS AND LINKS
Between the constant threat of rocket fire from Gaza and the heavy financial burdens and emotional toll taken by the coronavirus pandemic, many residents of Israel's southern communities are at the end of their rope.
Sponsor a Connections and Links Emergency Self-Help Kit for FIVE Families or more to provide the gift of wellness to these residents.
The pain and trauma caused by ongoing terrorist threats is acutely felt by children. A survey conducted by Israel Central Bureau of Statistics found that rates of serious emotional distress have sharply increased since the onset of the pandemic.
- 33% of Israeli adults report feeling anxious and/or depressed
- 26% of people over age 65 report being in a negative mental state
- 25% of parents say their children's emotional state has worsened