• Short Summary

    SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE LAOTIAN CRISIS, MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND FAMILIES FROM SCATTERED AREAS IN THE PLAIN OF JARS, CENTRAL LAOS, HAVE TAKEN REFUGE IN VIENTIANE.

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    SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE LAOTIAN CRISIS, MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND FAMILIES FROM SCATTERED AREAS IN THE PLAIN OF JARS, CENTRAL LAOS, HAVE TAKEN REFUGE IN VIENTIANE. MOST OF THEM ARE FAMILIES OF NEUTRALIST TROOPS.

    THEY ARE BEING HOUSED IN THE TAT LOUANG PAGODA AS WELL AS IN TENTS SET UP BY THE FRENCH MILITARY INSTRUCTORS MISSION TO THE ROYAL LAO GOVERNMENT. FILIPINO DOCTORS OF THE OPERATION BROTHERHOOD HOSPITAL, SET UP BY THE PHILIPPINES, HAS ORGANIZED A SERVICE TO GIVE THE FIRST NECESSARY CARE TO REFUGEE CHILDREN.

    A MEDICAL TEAM, DESPATCHED BY INDIA, HAS ALSO SET UP A DISPENSARY NEAR THE PAGODA TO GIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE POPULATION AND TO THE REFUGEES. THE TEAM ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE RECENTLY.

    NOW, NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, HAS ORDERED AN END TO UNITED STATES MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS OVER LAOS AND SAID HE HAD NEVER PROPOSED THAT ARMED AMERICAN JET FIGHTERS SHOULD ESCORT THEM.

    PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA'S DECISION CAME AS A SHOCK TO UNITED STATES EMBASSY OFFICIALS IN VIENTIANE AND OBSERVERS FEEL THE ACTION MAY PRECIPITATE ANOTHER COUP BY RIGHTWING GENERALS WHO ADVOCATE A TOUGH LINE AGAINST THE PATHET LAO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IQJ7M0XZICEI4EGX0Q2H9T3O
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IQJ7M0XZICEI4EGX0Q2H9T3O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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