We are happy to report that progress is being made on our fence construction at the Drybin Jewish Cemetery in the Mahilyow region of Belarus. ESJF first surveyed the cemetery in 2017, noting the need for protective fencing, and we are delighted to be back at the site, giving it the protection it deserves.
This is the fourth cemetery ESJF has fenced in Belarus, and we are pleased to announce that plans are in motion to fence a further two sites in the country by the end of the year: Zaverezhye and Tikhinichi.
Since ESJF was founded in 2015, the act of physically fencing at-risk Jewish cemeteries has been at the forefront of our mission, and with the support of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the tireless generosity and support of various private donors, we have thus far fenced over 160 cemeteries around Central and Eastern Europe.
Further updates will come as work at the site is completed.