• Short Summary

    The international relief organisation, Oxfam, has warned that another two million Kampucheans could die of starvation by the end of the year -- unless a more direct route for emergency supplies is opened.

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    The international relief organisation, Oxfam, has warned that another two million Kampucheans could die of starvation by the end of the year -- unless a more direct route for emergency supplies is opened. United Nations relief efforts have been stalled y a debate over how aid to the stricken country should be administered. Oxfam has dispatched a barge the size of a football field from Singapore, bound for the Kampuchean port of Kompong Som. It is laden with 1,5000 tons of foodstuffs -- including ground maize, wholemeal flour, sugar and rice. In the west of Kampuchea, meanwhile, a new freedom movement is calling for aid in the form of arms, food and medical supplies -- so that it can march on the capital Phnom Penh. The movement is known as MACT -- or the National Liberation Government of Cambodia. Australian Broadcasting Commission reporter, Nigel Starke, visited one of their camps not far from the border with Thailand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE3GFG45G04S4D8XPOO7MLKU4M
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3GFG45G04S4D8XPOO7MLKU4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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