Austrian Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Programme
The recently created Austrian Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Programme (AHSEAP) is designed to provide financial assistance to Austrian Holocaust survivors and refugees who require urgent medical attention or essential welfare services and who live on a low income.
The programme is endowed with money from two sources: a sum negotiated by the Claims Conference with two Austrian Ministries, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, and the residual fonds of the Bank Austria Litigation in the United States. The allocation for the UK is GBP 1.2 million which will be paid out over the next two years. The programme will be administered by the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) in the UK on behalf of an umbrella group of six Jewish Charities, at the request of the US-based Claims Conference.
For more detailed information, or to make an application, please visit the abovementioned website or contact:
Association of Jewish Refugees
Head of Social Services
Middlesex HA7 4RL
Tel: 020 8385 3070