• Short Summary

    Up to seven hundred thousand people in famine-stricken Kampuchea are crowding into camps on Thailand's border in search of food, according to United States officials reporting from Washington, D.

  • Description

    Up to seven hundred thousand people in famine-stricken Kampuchea are crowding into camps on Thailand's border in search of food, according to United States officials reporting from Washington, D.C. But they say thousands of tonnes of food sent into Kampuchea by international relief agencies are piling up in warehouses because there are difficulties with distribution. Reports of the suffering in the region have prompted aid efforts by the biggest international organisations and the smallest communities around the world. One small village doing its best to help is near Milan, in Italy.

    SYNOPSIS: The plight of the Kampuchean refugees has touched the feelings of people around the world, and here in Cernusco sul Naviglio near Milan the community has also responded. Here an appeal has been launched to provide useful items, especially food, for the hundreds of thousands of people in need. Donations of bags of rice have been the most popular way of helping.

    People of all ages bring what they can afford to the reception centre in the town. The famine was thought likely to be a long one because of the destruction of crops and mining of the Kampuchean countryside as part of the war being fought there, but this small town's mayor Mr Carlo Farina hopes these efforts will help.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UCSDS4C51RM0O7GL8NB2WINX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UCSDS4C51RM0O7GL8NB2WINX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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