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Ddc Reports ‘overwhelming’ Problems Raised by Flight from Arab Lands

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A Joint Distribution Committee official told members of the seventh United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Mission here that the impact of the six-day war on Jews forced to leave Arab countries had brought “overwhelming” problems to Jewish welfare agencies.

The 56 men and women in the group constituted the first US mission going overseas since the war. In his report, Theodore Fewer, deputy director general of the DDC said that 100,000 Jews in Arabian and North African countries were all uneasy although the situation was better in some countries than others.

He said the DDC has assumed responsibility for giving the fleeing Jews food, shelter and eventual transportation to places of resettlement. The US members also met with French Jewish leaders here before leaving for Rome. They spent three days in France surveying Jewish welfare and refugee problems.

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