• Short Summary

    AN INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS TEAM, AT A HOSPITAL IN ACHI, 32 MILES (51 KMS) SOUTH OF ENUGU, THE CAPITAL OF BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA ARE CARING FOR WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND REFUGEES, FROM THE DISTURBED AREAS OF BIAFRA.

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    AN INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS TEAM, AT A HOSPITAL IN ACHI, 32 MILES (51 KMS) SOUTH OF ENUGU, THE CAPITAL OF BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA ARE CARING FOR WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND REFUGEES, FROM THE DISTURBED AREAS OF BIAFRA. THE HOSPITAL WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE RED CROSS LAST SEPTEMBER BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HAS PROVISIONS FOR ABOUT 120 BEDS.

    THE RED CROSS TEAM, FROM GENEVA, IS THE SECOND TO HAVE COME TO BIAFRA. THE ARRIVED AT ACHI IN NOVEMBER, TO RELIEVE THE FIRST TEAM, WHICH WAS SAID TO HAVE PERFORMED 226 MAJOR OPERATIONS IN IT'S TWO MONTH STAY. THE CURRENT TEAM HAS PERFORMED ABOUT 200 MAJOR OPERATIONS SINCE NOVEMBER.

    THE RED CROSS TEAM BROUGHT WITH THEM A LARGE QUANTITY OF EQUIPMENT AND DRUGS AND THE ACHI HOSPITAL IS NOW REPUTED TO BE THE BEST EQUIPPED IN BIAFRA. A GOOD ROAD NETWORK LINKS THE HOSPITAL WITH ENUGU AND NUSKKA PROVINCES OF BIAFRA.

    DOCTOR GEORGE MUHEIM, ONE OF THE DOCTORS WORKING AT THE HOSPITAL, SAID THAT THE STANDARD OF THE ??? IS ABOVE AVERAGE...HIGHER THAN ANY THING HE THOUGH EXITED IN AFRICA, ASIA OR THE MIDDLE EAST.

    THREE DOCTORS FORM THE TEAM. THEY WERE ALL ABOARD THE RED CROSS AIRCRAFT WHICH WAS HELD OVER IN LAGOS, ON SUSPICION OF RUNNING WEAPONS TO BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3P9UIXVKDR4HI9NA8BC7FKNEG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P9UIXVKDR4HI9NA8BC7FKNEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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