10,000 Russian Jewish refugees, escaping persecution and starvation in Soviet Russia and Ukrainia, who were stranded in Roumania, have left the country in the last year.
An unusually difficult situation was created in Roumania, owing to the influx of these refugees. The purpose of their journey was not to settle in Roumania, but to proceed to the United States and other countries. They were unable to go further owing to the restriction of immigration to the United States. At the same time the Roumanian government was unwilling to permit them to remain in the country. It agreed, however, to give them temporary residence after the ICA had guaranteed that the refugees would be afforded facilities to emigrate to their destination.
With the assistance of the ICA 6,600 were able to leave Roumania, of which 5,000 went to the United States and Canada and 1,100 to Palestine. 3,400 refugees left of their own accord for various countries.
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