• Short Summary

    RELIEF AIRCRAFT, OPERATED BY CARITAS INTERNATIONAL AND JOINT CHURCH AID, ARE STILL GROUNDED IN THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF SAO TOME AND ARE AWAITING PERMISSION FROM THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO FLY THEIR FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO REFUGEES OF THE CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    RELIEF AIRCRAFT, OPERATED BY CARITAS INTERNATIONAL AND JOINT CHURCH AID, ARE STILL GROUNDED IN THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF SAO TOME AND ARE AWAITING PERMISSION FROM THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO FLY THEIR FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO REFUGEES OF THE CIVIL WAR. BUT SO FAR THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALTERING ITS BAN ON THE TWO ORGANISATIONS.

    HOWEVER, IF THE CHURCH ORGANISATIONS ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED TO FLY IN THEIR SUPPLIES TO REFUGEES IN THE FORMER BREAK-AWAY REGION IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, THEY ARE BEING ABLE TO HELP REFUGEES CLOSER AT HAND. IN A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAO TOME, MANY REFUGEE CHILDREN FROM THE FORMER 'REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA' ARE BEING CARED FOR. A NUMBER OF THEM WERE TAKEN TO SAO TOME ON THE LAST FLIGHTS OUT OF THE BELEAGUERED ULI AIRPORT BEFORE IT WAS OVER-RUN BY ADVANCING FEDERAL TROOPS.

    MEANWHILE, A DOZEN AIRCRAFT ARE STILL STANDING ON THE RUNWAY AT SAO TOME, 6-THOUSAND TONS OF SUPPLIES ARE WAITING IN WAREHOUSES, ALL WITHIN TWO HOURS FLYING DISTANCE OF THE IBO REFUGEES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABK07VOLCS184FKB6UYJOAETRI
    Media URN:
    VLVABK07VOLCS184FKB6UYJOAETRI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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