• Short Summary

    Some six thousand Vietnamese refugees crammed aboard three small freighters off the Asian ports of Hong Kong, Manila and Kuala Lumpur received encouraging news on Monday (15 January).

  • Description

    Some six thousand Vietnamese refugees crammed aboard three small freighters off the Asian ports of Hong Kong, Manila and Kuala Lumpur received encouraging news on Monday (15 January).

    SYNOPSIS: In Manila, an Israeli official visited two thousand, three hundred refugees on board the freighter Tung An on Monday to begin selection of about one hundred of the who will be allowed to settle in Israel. United Nations representative Werner Blatter was another official to visit the refugees. In Hong Kong, the British government decided to ship out protective clothing for refugees aboard the Taiwanese freighter Huey Fong, after temperatures dropped to eleven degrees Centigrade (52 degrees Fahrenheit).

    The Israeli official who visited the Tung An said that conditions aboard were the worst he'd seen. The Israeli Ambassador in Manila Moshe Raviv was asked about the possible emigrants..
    Meanwhile, on the same day, the first group of fifty refugees, including children, from among eight hundred and ninety eight still aboard the freighter Hai Hong off the West coast of Malaysia left Kuala Lumpur for Bangkok on their way to resettlement in the United States. The Hai Hong originally arrived in November, with two thousand five hundred refugees. Other countries have so far accepted fifteen hundred of them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VQX2WXCI19NYQET35S7U7OBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VQX2WXCI19NYQET35S7U7OBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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