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International Refugee Organization Plans for Admission of 100,000 Dp’s to United States

January 22, 1948
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Funds needed for expenses in connection with the expected resettlement of 75,000 displaced Jews in Palestine, 100,000 DP’s of all faiths in the United States and 200,000 in other countries during the current year have been included in the proposed $155,000,000 budget which the Preparatory Commission of the International Refugee Organization is now discussing at its fifth meeting. The budget is for the fiscal year from July, 1948, through June, 1949.

A representative of the American Jewish Committee hailed the proposal to assign one-third of its budget for resettlement purposes. He also urged the parley to establish a firm policy of prohibiting discrimination in admitting DP’s as immigrants to various countries. William H. Tuck, executive secretary of the Preparatory Commission, yesterday asked that the scope of the organization be enlarged to include care for refugees who have arrived in DP camps recently.

The World ORT Union has concluded a new agreement with the Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization for the continuation of ORT vocational and agricultural training for displaced Jews in installations under IRO administration, it was announced here today.

The agreement covers, in addition to maintenance of training facilities, the transfer of certain ORT schools to Palestine and the removal by graduates of ORT schools of tools and machinery which will facilitate their rehabilitation in countries of settlement.

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