• Short Summary

    Thousands of refugees from the Khmer Republic are streaming into South Vietnam's Tay Ninh Province, some 55 miles (90 kilometres) north-west of the capital, Saigon.

  • Description

    Thousands of refugees from the Khmer Republic are streaming into South Vietnam's Tay Ninh Province, some 55 miles (90 kilometres) north-west of the capital, Saigon.

    Throughout Indochina many thousands have been made homeless since communist forces -- in both the Khmer Republic and South Vietnam -- launched their offensive on New Year's Day.

    The refugees -- mostly from the Parrot's Beak area in the Khmer Republic -- were given protection by South Vietnamese helicopters as they walked down Highway 22 to the district town of Hieu Tien.

    Various charitable organisations from Saigon met the refugees as they trekked to Hieu Tien, distributing bread and food. Nearly all the refugees arrived in South Vietnam on foot, carrying only the belongings they could bring with them.

    In Hieu Tien, rice was distributed to both the Khmer and Vietnamese refugees there. The local refugees had been made homeless in the fighting that has flared up on Tay Ninh Province.

    The number of refugees in South Vietnam has reached unprecedented levels recently. Aside from those who have fled into the country from the Khmer Republic, more than 300,000 refugees are reported to be fleeing to the coast region from the Central Highlands in a mass exodus.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8OFAX4WMGCVU2K0LP3K1L6GF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8OFAX4WMGCVU2K0LP3K1L6GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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