• Short Summary

    SOME TWELVE THOUSANDS REFUGEES - MOSTLY NOMADS - WHO FLED FROM ALGERIA DURING THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, ARE BEING ROUNDED UP IN TUNISIA AND WILL SOON MOVE INTO TRANSIT CAMPS SET UP BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BEFORE REPATRIATED.

  • Description

    SOME TWELVE THOUSANDS REFUGEES - MOSTLY NOMADS - WHO FLED FROM ALGERIA DURING THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, ARE BEING ROUNDED UP IN TUNISIA AND WILL SOON MOVE INTO TRANSIT CAMPS SET UP BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BEFORE REPATRIATED.

    IN COMMON WITH OTHER REFUGEE ENCAMPMENTS SCATTERED ALONG THE ALGERIA-TUNISIA BORDER, THE REFUGEES AT GAFSA HAVE BEEN LIVING FOR FIVE YEARS IN TENTS SUPPLIED BY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES AND INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS SOCIETIES. ON MAY 23, A RED CROSS MEDICAL TEAM VISITED THEM TO CHECK ON THEIR HEALTH. EVERYBODY HAD ALREADY BEEN VACCINATED, BUT THE TURKISH DOCTORS AND NURSE MADE A FURTHER THOROUGH INSPECTION. TWO DAYS AFTERWARDS, TRUCKS WILL ARRIVE TO TAKE THE REFUGEES TO A TRANSIT CAMP AT TAMERZA. OTHER INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL TEAMS MINISTERING TO THE REFUGEES ARE FROM CANADA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, DENMARK, SWITZERLAND, AND YUGOSLAVIA.

    AT TAMERZA, AN OASIS IN THE DESERT, SOME 130 TENTS - PROVIDED BY THE TUNISIAN GOVERNMENT - ARE BEING ERECTED TO CATER FOR A DAILY INTAKE OF FIVE HUNDRED REFUGEES. THEY WILL SPEND TWENTY-FOUR HOURS HERE TO UNDERGO IDENTITY AND MEDICAL CHECKS, AND RECEIVE ONE MONTH'S RATION OF FOOD AND CLOTHING BEFORE THEY PASS - ON FOOT - INTO ALGERIA, WHERE TRUCKS WILL TAKE THEM TO RESETTLEMENT AREAS. EVENTUALLY, THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR HOMELANDS, BUT FEW WILL FIND HOMES INTACT. BETWEEN 80 AND 90 PER-CENT OF THE HOUSES AND FARM BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, AND FOR A CONSIDERABLE TIME THEY WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON INTERNATIONAL AID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD8PYD5WNEP8GS9VKQ9ZIY4EOD
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8PYD5WNEP8GS9VKQ9ZIY4EOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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