The number of refugees from East Pakistan in India now stands at nearly six million.?
The number of refugees from East Pakistan in India now stands at nearly six million. Nearly all of the refugee camps are vastly overcrowded and under-supplied. Life for most in these camps is one of a bare existence. Although international aid is pouring into India to help relieve the applying physical conditions in the camps, much less is being done to boost the morale of the millions of refugees.
At a refugee camp in Nirman, however, the refugees were provided with a special entertainment. Orphans from the Oxford Mission put on a program of music and comedy skits for the 10,000 refugees at the camp, three miles from the East Pakistan border.
VISNEWS cameraman Prem Prakash was in Nirman, and filmed this report. The refugees, who at first looked on quietly, eventually joined the orphans in a song-festival.