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Tunisia Formally Approves Continuation of Relief Work for Needy Jews

Jewish welfare work for the remaining 23,000 Jews in Tunisia will continue with the formal approval of the Tunisian Government, it was disclosed here today. An agreement has been signed by Ambassador Ismail Kheli, director of international cooperation in the Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry, and Herbert Katzki, deputy director general of the Joint Distribution Committee, the agency through which the Central British Fund and the OSE, an international Jewish welfare organization, channel their funds to Tunisia.

Ten years ago, there were 60,000 Jews in Tunisia. With many of the young and healthy Tunisian Jews having emigrated, many of those remaining are old and ill, without resources or even enough to eat.