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J.d.c Aided 165,000 in Israel, Europe, Moslem Countries in 1954

The Joint Distribution Committee provided assistance to 165,850 needy Jews in Israel, Europe and the Moslem world in 1954, the organization disclosed this week-end.

The largest group aided–95,930–was in seven Moslem countries of Asia and North Africa, where more than one of every six Jewish men, women and children received JDC help Malben, JDC’s welfare program in Israel, aided 25,750 men, women and children in a network of old-age homes, custodial care centers, hospitals, sanitaria, sheltered workshops and other institutions throughout the Jewish State In 1955 JDC has allocated a major share of its budget for its Malben program.