• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES' AIRCRAFT CARRIER "RANDOLPH" DOCKED AT BIZERTA, TUNISIA, JUNE 20, AND UNLOADED 7,000 TENTS.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES' AIRCRAFT CARRIER "RANDOLPH" DOCKED AT BIZERTA, TUNISIA, JUNE 20, AND UNLOADED 7,000 TENTS. IN A QUAYSIDE CEREMONY, THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR PRESENTED THEM TO DELEGATES OF THE INTERNATIONAL AND ALGERIAN RED CROSS FOR THE USE OF THE MANY THOUSANDS OF ALGERIAN REFUGEES BEING RESETTLED IN THEIR HOMELAND AFTER RETURN FROM EXILE IN TUNISIA AND MOROCCO.

    AMERICA'S GIFT CAME IN RESPONSE TO AN APPEAL BY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES O THE TWENTY-FIVE MEMBER NATIONS OF HIS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. HE ASKED FOR 15,000 TENTS TO PROVIDE PROVISIONAL SHELTER FOR THE 255,000 REFUGEES ON THEIR RETURN TO ALGERIA, AS MOST OF THEM WILL BE RETURNING TO AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN ABANDONED FOR MANY YEARS. THE TENTS WILL BE ERECTED BY THE REFUGEES NEAR THEIR FORMER VILLAGES, OR AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE LOCATION OF THEIR FORMER HOMESTEADS, SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REBUILD THEIR HOMES WHILE THEY RETILL THEIR LAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76RKKTSZ91R9Q5ARHV0JZMS9O
    Media URN:
    VLVA76RKKTSZ91R9Q5ARHV0JZMS9O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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