The United Nations General Assembly held a special meeting on Monday (6 June) to discuss the growing refugee problem in southern Africa.
The United Nations General Assembly held a special meeting on Monday (6 June) to discuss the growing refugee problem in southern Africa. Two of the countries affected are Botswana and Lesotho. As well as having to cope with an increasing number of refugees, they say they are in grave economic danger because they have to commit so much of their resources to containing raids by Rhodesian troops. Later several U.N. states pledged financial assistance.
SYNOPSIS: A representative of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Mr Dayal , said more than sixteen million dollars was needed for Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland in refugee aid and he emphasized the grave urgency of the situation.
The United States has offered money and its deputy Ambassador, Mr James Leonard, spoke to the Assembly.