• Short Summary

    United Nations aircraft in the Sudan have started airlifting badly-needed supplies into the country's southern regions where half-a-million people are reported to be facing food shortages.

  • Description

    United Nations aircraft in the Sudan have started airlifting badly-needed supplies into the country's southern regions where half-a-million people are reported to be facing food shortages.

    The aid is for people wanting to re-settle in the southern regions of the Sudan following the end of nearly seventeen years of civil war with the north.

    The United Nations has appealed to the International community for twenty-two-million dollars (U.S.) to carry out a one-year plan which will provide the aid needed to create conditions for a return to normal life for the refugees.

    The airlift alone will cost 4.8-million dollars (U.S.), but the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadruddin Aga Khan, says it is absolutely essential in order to provide food in the coming months for the population of the South.

    During the next two months alone, eight-thousand-four-hundred metric tons of sorghum will have to be flown from Khartoum seven-hundred miles (480 kms) to the three main southern cities of JUBA, MALAKAL and WAU.

    SYNOPSIS: At Khartoum in the Sudan, a massive airlift of food and supplies has started to the southern regi??? where an estimated half-a-million ???fugees are reported to be facing food shortages. The refugees are returning to the south after the seventeen year civil war with the north which ended recently.

    The United Nations estimates that during the next two months alone, more than eight-thousand tons of ???ghum will have to be flown the seven-hundred miles from Khartoum to the three main southern cities of Juba, Malakal and Wau. The United Nations has asked for 22-million dollars from the international community for a one-year plan to help the southern regions back on their feet. The airlift alone will cost four-point-eight-million dollars. On this flight the aircraft landed in MALAKAL.

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadruddin Aga Khan, says that apart from food and other measures to help the refugees returning to the south, his office has earmarked six-million dollars for health measures -- most of it to be spent on drugs for the treatment of endemic diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The High Commissioner said that helping the Sudan would be helping the whole of Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2IM1C7R67OKK8WMQWGAZY37A
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2IM1C7R67OKK8WMQWGAZY37A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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