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I.r.o. Asks for Admission of Entire Families of Refugees to Various Countries

The International Refugee Organization today called upon the U.N. Social and Economic Council to “make a strong appeal to the conscience of individuals and nations” to relax their conditions for receiving refugee immigrants, particularly with respect to receiving entire family groups, including aged, sick and incapacitated members of refugee families. The Council is to meet here February 7.

All of the Arab refugees now dispersed in various Arab states are anxious to return to Palestine, even if they have to become citizens of Israel. This statement was made here before a press conference by Dr. Baird Dodge, who has just returned from the Middle East where he acted in an advisory capacity on refugees to U.N. relief chief in Palestine Stanton Griffis.