• Short Summary

    Desperately needed aid was beginning to reach the war devastated Wahdat refugee camp in Amman yesterday (Wednesday).

  • Description

    Desperately needed aid was beginning to reach the war devastated Wahdat refugee camp in Amman yesterday (Wednesday). The camp, once home for seventy-thousand Palestinian refugees, was badly damaged by shell-fire during last months civil war between guerrillas and Jordanian Government forces.

    International aid organisations have begun unloading consignments of blankets in the camp. With many of the houses in the area lying in ruins warmth and food are the most urgent requirements.

    Many of the men who lived in the camp belonged to guerrilla organisations and were detained by the Jordanian Army. Some have already been set free but the women in Wahdat camp are anxiously awaiting the release of the others. One of the first major tasks the camp's inhabitants and aid organisers must tackle in water supplies and sanitary facilities.

    The camp's hospital, built by the Red Crescent aid organisation, was also badly damaged during the fighting as it had been used as a firebase by commandos.

    Despite the devastated surroundings the people of the camp are slowly returning to the normal pattern of life and morale is reported to be fairly high.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47OBZCE04QD9V36GCJ11UD8D5
    Media URN:
    VLVA47OBZCE04QD9V36GCJ11UD8D5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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