• Short Summary

    The people of Cambodia, particularly those living in the capital Phnom Penh are facing a crisis in the supply of food as supplies of food gradually dwindle and prices soar.

  • Description

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    SV Troops inspecting traffic at check point (4 shots)
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    GV City street
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    SV People in market place (2 shots)
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    SV Woman buying meat
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    SV Women cleaning fish
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    SV Chickens feeding in street
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    SV Children on patio of apartment feeding chickens (4 shots)
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    GV Street with pigs feeding from swill (2 shots)
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    SV Back yard of house and chickens feeding
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    SV Chickens under stair case
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    Initials PBS/AS/OS/2255 PBS/AS/OS/23.22



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The people of Cambodia, particularly those living in the capital Phnom Penh are facing a crisis in the supply of food as supplies of food gradually dwindle and prices soar. The situation is expected to be one of the most serious that will face the new republican government.

    The position in Phnom Penh has been aggravated by the rapid increase in population in the past few months following fighting in rural areas. There are now nearly one and a half million people in Phnom Penh, twice and number of six months ago.

    In anticipation of the crisis, the Cambodian government a month ago ordered an agricultural revolution around the city, and householders have been encouraged to begin keeping small numbers of poultry and grow vegetables. Fish supplies have been well maintained, and fish is now a major food in the diet of the people of the capital.

    Some of the cited price rises are as high as 300% for pork and chicken. Fruit and vegetables have increased by up to 250% and rice has risen by 200%.

    One of the dangers is that the people of the capital fear severs food shortages if Communist forces increase their stronghold on highways approaching Phnom Penh, virtually cutting off the city from agricultural areas outside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVCCIYSSG7SV6FKD7FD9YII5H
    Media URN:
    VLVACVCCIYSSG7SV6FKD7FD9YII5H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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