Francisco Xavier Do Amaral, President of the Leftwing Revolutionary Front for the Independence of East Timer (FRETILIN), has called for world humanitarian aid, particularly food, for thousands of people left homeless and destitute by the recent fighting in Timor.
SV PAN Troops in Portuguese Timor in and off vehicles.
CU Sacks of grain TILT UP TO refugee man with child.
GV Refugees in truck.
GV EXT. Refugee camp at Atambua (Indonesia) (2 shots)
CU TILT UP Members of church and Catholic nun hand out clothing to refugees.(3 shots)
CU Portuguese soldier PAN TO refugees.
GV INT Refugees singing and dancing and waving flags.(2 shots)
GV AND SVS Refugees in and around camp. (4 shots)
CU TILT DOWN Bare breasted woman refugee with child nearby.
SV Refugees carrying dead pig.
GV PAN Refugees carrying big grain sack.
SV PAN Refugee with rifle.
GV AND SV Timorese plane being held in Indonesia. (2 shots)
SV Captain and Indonesian officials talking.
GV PAN Plane taxiing for take off.
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Background: Francisco Xavier Do Amaral, President of the Leftwing Revolutionary Front for the Independence of East Timer (FRETILIN), has called for world humanitarian aid, particularly food, for thousands of people left homeless and destitute by the recent fighting in Timor. The Fretelin group claims to have taken control of the Portuguese colony after a month of bitter fighting against the more conservative Timorese Democratic Union (UDT).
On Friday (12 September) Mr. Do Amaral showed visiting newsmen around the colony.They said afterwards that it appeared that reports about the destruction of Dill carried by fleeing refugees had been exaggerated.
However, there are refugees in Dili and their first need is food. Across the border in Indonesian Timor it's the same story as refugees flock to the refugee camp at Atambua.
The refugees are a cross section of humanity ranging from Timorese natives to several high ranking Portuguese administrators and their families. But in the camp they're all the same and their basic needs are too. Although some of the Portuguese have plenty of Timor esquidos with them, they are no good to them as they are invalid in Indonesia. They too have to rely on the local authorities and relief organisations to feed them.
At the airport there were lengthy discussions between Indonesian officials and the pilot of a Portuguese plane that was being held up until clearance could be given from Djakarta. Finally the pilot was allowed to take the plane to Atauro Island.