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One of Every Ten Jews in 20 Countries Received Direct Aid from J.d.c., Survey Shows

More than one of every ten Jews living in over 20 countries outside the Western Hemisphere received the direct welfare aid of the Joint Distribution Committee during 1950, in addition to tens of thousands of others who received J.D.C. emigration assistance, a statistical survey reveals.

The J.D.C. provided relief, medical aid, welfare and other assistance to some 284,000 men, women and children in 22 countries of Europe, Africa and Asia, the study indicates. In addition, the J.D.C. aided 174,917 to emigrate to new homes, the vast majority of them to Israel, with smaller numbers leaving for the United States, Australia, Canada and Latin America.