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Jews in Israel Asked to Shelter Children Suffering from Heavy Rains in Camps

The Jewish Agency made a dramatic appeal to citizens of Tel Aviv to receive in their homes for one or two months the children of immigrants who are still in the tent shelters the reception camps which have been suffering in the torrential rains.

The Agency warned that the dampness prevailing in the tents might lead to epidemics of illness. It proposes to pay the host families six pounds–about $16.80–a month for the care of each guest child, the equivalent of the cost of maintenance in the camps. Each child will undergo medical examination prior to leaving camp.

Educational bodies agreed to take all such transferred children. The Ministry of Supply assumed responsibility for additional distribution of feed supplies for the billeted children.