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Tunisian Government Reaches Accord with J.D.C. on Relief Work

February 23, 1967
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An accord has been reached by the Tunisian Government and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee formalizing the status of JDC’s welfare work in Tunisia, it was announced today by Charles H. Jordan, JDC executive vice-chairman.

Mr. Jordan pointed out that JDC has been cooperating for nearly a decade with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its Food for Peace program in Tunisia. As of 1966 it made available USDA foodstuffs totaling 7,244,874 pounds, mainly milk, oil, flour and wheat, to some 70,000 beneficiaries in the southern part of the country.

JDC also distributed nearly 1,000,000 pounds of USDA supplies to Tunisian Jews last year in addition to supporting programs of relief, education, medical care, school feeding and care of the aged. These serve over 8,000 or more than one in three of the estimated 23,000 Jews in Tunisia.

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