• Short Summary

    A SWISS-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT IS ON ITS WAY TONIGHT (MONDAY) FROM ZURICH TO LAGOS CARRYING A CARGO OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS TO HELP RELIEVE THE SHORTAGE IN NIGERIA.

  • Description

    A SWISS-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT IS ON ITS WAY TONIGHT (MONDAY) FROM ZURICH TO LAGOS CARRYING A CARGO OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS TO HELP RELIEVE THE SHORTAGE IN NIGERIA. THE FLIGHT IS THE SECOND TO LAGOS IN TWO DAYS.

    EARLIER AN AIRLIFT BY THE RED CROSS LANDED IN DAHOMEY WHERE SUPPLIES WERE UNLOADED FOR BIAFRAN REFUGEES.

    THE AIRPORT AT COTONOU, IN DAHOMEY, HAS BEEN REGARDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AS A BRIDGEHEAD FOR GETTING RELIEF TO THE FORMER BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF BIAFRA.

    THE RED CROSS HAD FELT THAT, BY BEING ENLARGED, THIS BRIDGEHEAD COULD EVENTUALLY HANDLE UP TO 100 TONS OF SUPPLIES A DAY.

    AT PRESENT, IT HAS ABOUT 3,000 TONS OF SUPPLIES STORED AT COTONOU.

    THE LATEST FLIGHT BY SWISS-REGISTERED RED CROSS AIRCRAFT DIRECT TO LAGOS FOLLOWS AN OBJECTION BY FEDERAL NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES TO THE USE OF A DANISH RED CROSS AIRCRAFT FOR THE FLIGHT.

    THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS COMMITTEE HAS DENIED REPORTS THAT NIGERIA HAD REFUSED PERMISSION FOR THE EARLIER COTONOU FLIGHT TO SET DOWN AT LAGOS. IT SAID THE FLIGHT TO DAHOMEY, FROM GENEVA, WAS A ROUTINE ONE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4090932EK1JA5UVVS4LLNZET7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4090932EK1JA5UVVS4LLNZET7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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