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JDC in the 1980s

Refugees from Cambodia.

Thailand, 1980.

Permitted to re-enter East European countries to respond to the needs of Holocaust survivors and other vulnerable populations, JDC partnered with local Jewish communities to strengthen communal infrastructure and to help the needy. JDC’s long history of providing nonsectarian aid culminated in the formal establishment of its International Development Program in 1986.

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1980s: Expanding JDC’s Reach as New Opportunities Arise

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