• Short Summary

    IN ISRAEL FOOD AND MEDICINE IS LOADED ABOARD AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE CIVIL-WAR STRIKEN AREAS OF NIGERIA.

  • Description

    IN ISRAEL FOOD AND MEDICINE IS LOADED ABOARD AN AIRCRAFT FOR THE CIVIL-WAR STRIKEN AREAS OF NIGERIA. OTHER COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AGENCIES HAVE OFFERED AID AND NUMEROUS AIRCRAFT ARE STANDING BY TO FLY THE SUPPLIES TO NIGERIA. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF RECENT MOVES MANY ARE WAITING FOR OFFICIAL PERMISSION BEFORE DISPATCHING FLIGHTS.

    JOINT CHURCH AID - A JOINT PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC WHICH HAS BEEN FLYING RELIEF MISSIONS TO THE BREAKAWAY TERRITORIES IN NIGERIA - SAYS IT HAS MORE THAN A DOZEN AIRCRAFT WAITING ON THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF SAO TOME TO FLY TO NIGERIA.THE ORGANISATION HAS BEEN LEAVING IT TO THE PILOTS THEMSELVES TO DECIDE WHETHER TO FLY THE AID IN. BUT IN THE LAST FEW HOURS ONE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN FIRED ON AND TEN PASSENGERS INJURED, AND THE NIGERIAN LEADER, GENERAL GOWON, HAS SAID THAT NIGERIA DOESN'T WANT OUTSIDE HELP AND WILL DISTRIBUTE AID ITSELF.

    MEANWHILE, MANY COUNTRIES HAVE OFFERED AID. WEST GERMANY'S OFFER INCLUDES 3-THOUSAND TONS OF GRAIN, PEOPLE PAUL IS SENDING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO HELP THE NEEDY AND SUFFERING. IN BRITAIN SHIPMENTS OF AID ARE BEING HELD UNTIL WORD IS RECEIVED FROM FEDERAL NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES. SEVERAL CHURCH AID SOCIETIES ARE REPORTED GOING AHEAD WIT PLANS TO FLY AID INTO NIGERIA IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS WITHOUT NIGERIAN PERMISSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA67W9S899EQHJQM6YN5ACYEB5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA67W9S899EQHJQM6YN5ACYEB5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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