As estimated one hundred thousand people have poured into Costa Rica from\ neighbouring Nicaragua since fighting erupted there a month ago.
GV: refugee camp. (2 shots)
GV AND SV: small children queuing at Red Cross building for food. (3 shots)
GV: children queuing and small girl holding baby and drinking.
GV: Pro-Sandinista demonstration with banners saying 'No Intervention' (2 shots)
GV: demonstrators holding anti-Israeli banners.
SV: musicians playing to demonstrators and crowd applauding. (2 shots)
GV AND SV: crowds listening to officials speaking and reading out letters from Sandinista guerrillas. (3 shots)
SV ZOOM IN TO CU: officials reading letters and crowd cheering. (2 shots)
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Background: As estimated one hundred thousand people have poured into Costa Rica from\ neighbouring Nicaragua since fighting erupted there a month ago. Most are desperately poor.
SYNOPSIS: This camp is in Liberia Town, two hundred and ninety kilometres (180 miles (290 km) from San Jose, the capital. Women, children and old people, as well as the able-bodied are living in crowded and unhygienic conditions. The Red Cross is helping where it can...but supplies are limited. But these people are probably better off than many who have stayed in Nicaragua. There food supplies are even more critical. The Red Cross says that tens of thousand of people may not receive any food supplies at all by the end of this week. (6 JULY).
Elsewhere in the country, political support for the Sandinista guerrillas is growing. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, San Jose on Sunday (1 JULY) to attend a rally in a city square.
Their banners read 'No Intervention' and criticised Israel and the United States. Sandinista flags and colours were much in evidence and the demonstrators were vocal in their support of the guerrillas.
The leaders of the rally read message from Sandinista forces still fighting in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua recently accused Costa Rica of allowing its country to be used for Sandinista bases. Costa Rican civil Guard commanders fear that Nicaraguan National Guard forces might invade Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government has broken off diplomatic relations with President Anastasio Somoza's government.