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    "This was once a barracks. Nearly all the children you see here and some of?

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    "This was once a barracks. Nearly all the children you see here and some of their mothers come from the village of Dong Xoai. Several weeks ago, the village was virtually wiped out in one of the worst battles of the war. Among the anguished faces in photos that went around the world was this little girl's her name is .......Yen. Today she is returning from school to the refuge in Saigon that for the moment is her home. Her father, her brother age eight, her sister, four, were killed. Her mother and one other child survive. Around her head she still wears a white mourning band, like many others, remembering her dead parents, brother, sister, son. Some go each day to see parents still in hospital. Some have been sought and given a home by other relatives, and some like this young woman have no one - husband and two children all killed. Still she'll be helped to find a job. The refuge is run by a Vietnam woman's charity. Everything they need -- food, clothing and money -- they must beg. There are thousands of children and parents in Vietnam in the same plight. It's a mounting problem. Soon all the relief work must be much better co-ordinated and tackled on an international scale. Before this war is over, there will be many more villages like Dong Xoai, and many more little girls like........Yen."

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    Reuters - Source to be Verified
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