Germany to up funding for Holocaust survivors' home care

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A fund for Jewish victims of Nazi crimes says it has secured an agreement with the German government to provide extra funding for home care for poor Holocaust survivors worldwide.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the deal provides some $500 million in additional money over the next two years. It raises the agreed funding for next year to 315 million euros ($350 million) from the 215 million euros set under a previous agreement in 2013, and provides for 350 million euros in 2018.

The conference said it provides home care to 67,000 elderly survivors.

Germany's Finance Ministry said Wednesday negotiations took place at the end of May and parliament's budget committee has to sign off on the result.