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U.N. Commission Hears Reports on Welfare Work in Israel

Trachoma had been wiped out in Israel but had recurred following mass immigration of Jews from Arab countries, it was reported here today at the U.N. Social Commission by Dr. G.G. Lotan, Israel delegate. He said that special measures had been taken to help blind immigrants in Israel, including their employment in some workshops.

Mrs. Ena Harman of Israel told the Social Commission of new methods found successful in caring for children deprived of normal family life in the Jewish State. Under one method, Mrs. Harman said, children were organized in groups of 25-40, constituting what she described as a “family substitute” with youth leaders who could be regarded as “parent substitutes.” The groups lived on farms, had workshop opportunities and received both formal and informal education. Children’s villages and foster homes were also used in Israel. Mrs. Harmon added.