• Short Summary

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN ELISABETHVILLE HAVE BEEN UNDER THE HEAVY PRESSURE OF CARING FOR THOUSANDS OF STARVING REFUGEES ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.

  • Description

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN ELISABETHVILLE HAVE BEEN UNDER THE HEAVY PRESSURE OF CARING FOR THOUSANDS OF STARVING REFUGEES ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY. ON OCTOBER 3 THEY WERE FACED WITH REFUGEES OF A DIFFERENT KIND - DESERTERS FROM THE KATANGAN POLICE FORCE WHO HAD CLAIMED ASYLUM.

    GUARDED BY INDIAN TROOPS, THESE REFUGEES WAITED FOR UN TRUCKS TO TAKE THEM TO ELISABETHVILLE AIRPORT FOR THEIR JOURNEY TO SAFETY IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

    NEXT DAY, UNITED NATIONS LORRIES MADE THEIR 3RD DELIVERY OF DESPERATELY NEEDED FOOD SUPPLIES - SENT FROM THE UNITED STATES TO THE BALUBA CAMP ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ELISABETHVILLE.

    SWEDISH UN TROOPS CONTROLLED THE DISTRIBUTION OF FREE MEAL AND BISCUITS TO BALUBA TRIBAL FAMILIES - OVER 30,000 OF THEM HAD FLOCKED TO THE CAMP FROM TOWNSHIPS AND JUNGLE HIDEOUTS IN KATANGA DURING THE PAST MONTH.

    THE SHANTY TOWN SPRANG UP IN EARLY SEPTEMBER WHEN IT WAS RUMOURED THAT THE KATANGA GOVERNMENT PLANNED TO ARREST OR KILL ALL BALUBAS. THE TRIBESMEN THEN TOOK REFUGE IN THE CAMP SET UP BY UN TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVJFGSGD9T25857MDEDQA0ZS4
    Media URN:
    VLVABVJFGSGD9T25857MDEDQA0ZS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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