Health of Holocaust survivors worsening

Health of Holocaust survivors worsening
Around 88% suffer from at least one chronic illness.

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the number of survivors in Israel stands at some 207,000, people whose health is worsening, according to the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.

The foundation, which provides assistance to about 55,000 Holocaust survivors, also said Sunday that around 88 percent of survivors suffer from at least one chronic illness and that 66% reported difficulty maintaining their residence on their own. In addition, a majority reported that their health problems had worsened over the past year.

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