• Short Summary

    THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WELCOMED NIGERIA'S AGREEMENT TO AN AIRLIFT OF URGENTLY NEEDED SUPPLIES INTO THE BREAKAWAY REGION OF EASTERN NIGERIA, TO FEED THE STARVING POPULATION.

  • Description


    PORT HARCOURT SCENES; STORED GRAIN AND FOODSTUFFS; HANDING OUT GRAIN; WOMAN PLAITING HAIR.




    Initials PK/VS/CCT/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WELCOMED NIGERIA'S AGREEMENT TO AN AIRLIFT OF URGENTLY NEEDED SUPPLIES INTO THE BREAKAWAY REGION OF EASTERN NIGERIA, TO FEED THE STARVING POPULATION. NIGERIA HAS LIMITED THE AIRLIFT PERIOD TO TEN DAYS, DURING WHICH THE RED CROSS PLANS TO FLY IN THE SUPPLIES TO THE BIAFRAN-CONTROLLED AIRSTRIP OF ULI-IHIALA, ABOUT 35 MILES FROM THE TOWN OF OWERRI. MEANWHILE, SUPPLIES CONTINUE TO ARRIVE FOR REFUGEES IN THE LIBERATED CITY OF PORT HARCOURT.

    WHILE THE RED CROSS AND THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN REACHING AGREEMENT, THE RELIEF ORGANISATION HAS BEGUN STEPPING UP ITS OPERATIONS IN FEDERAL-HELD AREAS.

    THE URGENTLY NEEDED FOODSTUFFS ARE BEING MOVED BY AIR, LAND AND SEA, AND STOCKS ARE BEING BUILT UP IN MAIN CENTRES.

    IN PORT HARCOURT, FOOD IS BEING ISSUED TO THE PEOPLE WHILE THE TASK OF REHOUSING AND RE-SETTLING GOES ON.

    AND WITH THE SECURITY IT BRINGS, LIFE IS BEGINNING TO RETURN TO NORMAL.

    THE RED CROSS HOPES THAT YESTERDAY'S AGREEMENT ON SUPPLIES FOR THE INLAND AREAS WILL ENABLE THEM TO MOVE AT LEAST 2,000 TONS OF FOODSTUFFS TO AREAS TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF STARVING BIAFRANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67MKVKTJ6ZYSRQ6KPOMXSJRWE
    Media URN:
    VLVA67MKVKTJ6ZYSRQ6KPOMXSJRWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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