• Short Summary

    Nearly 1,000 South Vietnamese orphans have arrived at their new homes in London, San Francisco and Sydney this weekend.

  • Description

    Nearly 1,000 South Vietnamese orphans have arrived at their new homes in London, San Francisco and Sydney this weekend.

    The emergency airlift has, however, been subjected to harsh criticism from South Vietnamese Catholic and Buddhist organisations which accused the local government of using the operation as a propaganda move.

    The United States Government also came in for similar criticism from the North Vietnamese.

    In San Francisco, President Ford went on board the aircraft to welcome the first batch of 325 children -- many were survivors the giant Galaxy transport which crashed just after it took off on Friday killing 140 children. More than 406 were sent to Chicago and Seattle on Monday (7 April).

    In London, medical teams and officials from welfare agencies were at hand to pick up the 105 orphans who were flown into the country under a project organised by a national newspaper.

    Another batch of 200 children arrived in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday (5 April).

    Most of the children, aged between a few months and ten years, needed immediate medical treatment. Many were suffering from respiratory infections, malnutrition and skin infections.

    The South Vietnamese Government announced on Monday that the controversial adoption programme would continue but at a slower pace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABAV3CMMU5BA80ZQYYDPPS0D0N
    Media URN:
    VLVABAV3CMMU5BA80ZQYYDPPS0D0N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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