The housing of Iron Curtain refugees has been speeded up recently following many efforts of the Greek Welfare Ministry in cooperation with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
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General view of the Jannina Main Square with group of dancing girls in local colourful Epirus costumes.
Views of the crowds surrounding the Square.
Shots of the musicians.
Closer shots of the dancing girls in their typical folklore costumes.
More shots of the girls (close-up).
Various shots of the crowds and some characteristic instantannes.
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General view of the modern refugee building.
The emblem of the United Nations on the building.
The religious service being conducted by an orthodox priest who blessed the new homes of the Rumanian refugees.
The attendance and in the background the building.
Foreign Minister Averof, Dr. Beerman, Metropolitan of Jannina Seraphim, the Military Commander of the area and other officials applause the speaker...
... Mr. Rikakis, Secretary General of the Welfare Ministry, who gives them the necessary information on the housing of Iron Curtain refugees.
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Background: The housing of Iron Curtain refugees has been speeded up recently following many efforts of the Greek Welfare Ministry in cooperation with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Thousands of homeless people who fled from Communist Paradise are being housed in various areas where they are given another chance to commence a new life in a free country and enjoy real Western democratic Laws and treatment.
One of these modern buildings for Rumanian refugees has been inaugurated in Jannina today by Foreign Minister Evangelos Averof and Dr. Beerman, representing U.N. High Commissioner. The building will house 25 refugee families, offering them modern facilities and comforts. The building's inauguration ceremony preceded a popular fiesta at Jannina's main Square where local folkloric dances were performed by Epirus girls.