JDC Gives Aid to One out of Every Eight Jews in 19 Overseas Lands

One out of every eight Jews living in 19 countries of Europe and the Moslem world received aid in 1952 from the Joint Distribution Committee, according to the seventh annual edition of the JDC Statistical Abstract, published today. About 175,000 Jews will require aid in 1953 as compared to 171,400 who received aid in 1951 and 179,175 who were assisted in 1952.

The JDC, which receives its funds from the United Jewish Appeal, through its Malben program, aided 10,000 aged, ill and handicapped newcomers to Israel in 1951. In 1952 it gave assistance to 19,210 men, women and children. About 50 percent of JDC’s budget is allocated to the Malben program.