• Short Summary

    Flood waters in Bangladesh were receding over the weekend (31 August, 1 September) -- leaving in their wake chaos and the threat of widespread famine.

  • Description

    Flood waters in Bangladesh were receding over the weekend (31 August, 1 September) -- leaving in their wake chaos and the threat of widespread famine. The four main rivers through the country were still running high, but flood control officials said they were gradually falling. The Government began closing down 400 of the refugee camps opened when the flooding began early in August -- but villagers returning to their swamped and flooded homes were faced with the prospect of living on relief grain for months to come before new crops could be brown. And supplies of relief grain are very short.
    Bangladesh, in common with many other countries in the Third World -- especially the drought-hit Sahel belt of Africa -- has been hit by a shortage of overseas aid, after crop failures in the important United States Mid-west affected world supplies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24KUIG6XB80X47ZMP4ZXARIS8
    Media URN:
    VLVA24KUIG6XB80X47ZMP4ZXARIS8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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