• Short Summary

    A group of nearly five hundred Vietnamese refugees have walked across war-torn Kampuchea in the hope finding freedom in Thailand.

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    SV PAN Refugees squatting under tents (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    MV Refugees, men, women and children (2 shots)
    0.35

    3.
    MV Man chopping wood
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    4.
    MV Man lighting fire under cooking stove
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    5.
    SV Woman collecting washing off fence
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    6.
    CU Mr Ly Truong Tri speaking in English
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: LY TRUONG TRI: "We are here at three hundred and fifty and we stay here around twenty days since the Thai border closed. We would like the free world, or any nation of the free world who will help us to get out of here and to live permanently in one of those countries. Since we are living in the hospital and near to the Cholera it is dangerous for us to stay around here. After trip we are very tired after fifteen days of walking.





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of nearly five hundred Vietnamese refugees have walked across war-torn Kampuchea in the hope finding freedom in Thailand. However, after their fifteen day trek from Ho Chi Minh City the Thai Government has barred their entry into the country.

    SYNOPSIS: Because of the Thai decision to stem the flow of refugees from Kampuchea the Vietnamese have settled in a camp just across the border from the Thai village of Nong Chan. They are being cared for by the Red Cross which is also having to cope with an outbreak of Cholera in the area. The Vietnamese say that they chose to walk from Ho Chi Minh City because it was safer, shorter and less expensive than an escape by sea. Among them were 70 children under the age of ten. On the way they said they were approached by many Kampuchean asking for food. The refugees say they were also attacked by bandits and had gold and money taken from them. They were led by 40 year old Ly Truong Tri.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA986GX56FJC1CKOXD8P8GCFWV7
    Media URN:
    VLVA986GX56FJC1CKOXD8P8GCFWV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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