• Short Summary

    ONE OF TWO SIKORSKY-S-55 HELICOPTERS SUPPLIED TO THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS' EMERGENCY FUND (UNICEF) IS CURRENTLY FERRYING FOOD SUPPLIES FROM CALABAR TO UYO, A MARKET TOWN HOUSING THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES.

  • Description

    CALABAR AND UYO, EASTERN NIGERIA (SEPTEMBER 20-22, 1968) (REUTERS)

    HELICOPTER LOADED
    PILOT
    AERIAL VIEWS UYO
    REFUGEES WAITING
    HELICOPTER UNLOADED
    REFUGEES AND CHILDREN EATING
    REFUGEES LEAVE.

    Initials GHB/VS/CR/PC
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
    Background: ONE OF TWO SIKORSKY-S-55 HELICOPTERS SUPPLIED TO THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS' EMERGENCY FUND (UNICEF) IS CURRENTLY FERRYING FOOD SUPPLIES FROM CALABAR TO UYO, A MARKET TOWN HOUSING THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES.
    ANOTHER UNICEF HELICOPTER CRASHED AT BENIN LAST WEEK WHEN ON ITS WAY TO CALABAR. THE REMAINING VEHICLE HAS BEEN MAKING ABOUT SEVEN FLIGHTS DAILY TO REFUGEE CENTRES CARRYING APPROXIMATELY ONE TON OF FOOD ON EACH TRIP.
    REPORTS LAST WEEK INDICATED THAT CENTRES SET UP IN AREAS RETAKEN FROM BIAFRAN CONTROL BY THE FEDERAL FORCES HAD BEEN SWAMPED BY REFUGEES NEAR TO STARVATION. THERE ARE ABOUT 250,000 REFUGEES REGISTERED AT THE RELIEF CENTRES WHILE AN EQUAL NUMBER ARE BELIEVED TO ??? ???HIDING IN THE BUSH.
    RED CROSS AND THEIR OFFICIALS IN THE SOUTHERN PORT OF CALABAR SAY THAT ALTHOUGH SUPPLY FACILITIES HAVE IMPROVED, THE NEED FOR MORE FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES IS STILL DESPERATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8IOG8RHSSL1D3HR76DNVDTE0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IOG8RHSSL1D3HR76DNVDTE0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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