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Latvia: Extended health coverage for Shoah survivors

2017
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The Jewish community in Riga offers extended health coverage to Shoah survivors in Latvia. In a country where standard health check-ups and care, entirely at the patient's expense, can be very expensive, this insurance allows the poorest people to benefit from appropriate medical care, including hospital treatments that would otherwise be almost unaffordable for the less fortunate. 

Many latvian survivors, sometimes recently immigrated from Russia, have only modest incomes. In the absence of public care, this insurance is essential for many of these elderly people.

In 2016, nearly 400 survivors of the Shoah benefited from this program during one year.

The Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee are partnering to fund and implement complementary programs to those of the Claims Conference and dedicated to humanitarian aid for survivors of the Shoah in Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the former Soviet Union.
 

Information

Rīgas Ebreju kopiena
Skolas str.6, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Contact : inna@hesed.lv

More information on the Latvian Jewish Community website (in English)

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