Around 20%, 27,765 survivors are from Morocco and Algeria, where they suffered discrimination and harassment under the Nazi-allied Vichy government. 11% are from Iraq, survivors of the Nazi-inspired Farhud pogrom of June 1941. 7% are from Libya and Tunisia, countries that during the Holocaust passed racist laws against Jews and imprisoned their communities in labor camps. Some of the Jewish community were also sent to the Giado concentration camp in Libya.
The Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel said last year that roughly 1 in 2 survivors lives in poverty, with many dependent on food donations. This should not be.
Israel Relief Aid decided to give aid to Holocaust Survivors in the north; thousands of new eyeglass cases, quilts and walker bags were distributed to them (all from an aid container imported from California).