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    The South Vietnamese Social Affairs Minister Tran Nguon Phieu has estimated more than 330,000 refugees have fled into Government refuges camps near Hue since the North Vietnamese began their offensive in the northern Quang Tri Province, two months ago.

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    The South Vietnamese Social Affairs Minister Tran Nguon Phieu has estimated more than 330,000 refugees have fled into Government refuges camps near Hue since the North Vietnamese began their offensive in the northern Quang Tri Province, two months ago.

    He said thousands more wee believed to be living with friends and relatives outside the camps.

    Many of the latest refuges are from northern villages over-run during the South Vietnamese Marine landing 25-miles north of Hue last week.

    Most are fishermen and their families, who sailed south in Sheir own sampans.

    South Vietnamese Marine Corps girls have been helping out with the distribution of food to the refugees. They went from sampan to sampan giving the people packaged dried noodles. The children. particularly, enjoyed the pre-cooked food.

    The sampan dollars want to stay near Hue in the hope that they can return to their fishing villages in the north soon.

    SYNOPSIS: Sampana gather on the Perfumed River, a few miles from the northern city of Hue, as refuges flee south from their over-run villages. Food is their major need. Most are fishermen and their families, who were able to escape in their own sampans. But the limited supplies they were able to bring with them soon ran out.

    Local authorities have been unable to keep up with the supply of food to the refugees, so South Vietnamese Marine Corps girls have been helping out.

    Sampan by sampan, the girls hand out packages of dried noodles, cooked ready for the refugees to eat. About 2,500 people travelled south in the sampans...only a very small part of the 330,000 refuges who are estimated to have fled to South Vietnamese Government camps in the area since the North Vietnamese offensive began in Quang Tri Province two months ago. Many thousands more tare believed to be living with friends and relatives outside camps.

    For the sampan dollars, their stay at Hus is planned as only a brief one. Most are staying there in the hope they can soon return to their homeland villages in Quang Ti Province. But for the present, Hue provides food and a haven from the horror of war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADY9JSX6YD7MBTY2N3A9O8RAK6
    Media URN:
    VLVADY9JSX6YD7MBTY2N3A9O8RAK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
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    N/A

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