Coping with Disasters: Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia
The humanitarian commitment of the international community was emphatically reaffirmed at a two-day meeting convened in Geneva in July by UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. The 65 nations attending the meeting made substantial commitments of funds and offers of permanent asylum to help solve the immediate and long-term needs of the hundreds of thousands of Indochinese refugees and displaced persons in South-East Asia. The international relief effort is being coordinated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Cambodian children at the Ban Mai Rut refugee camp near Klong Yai, Thailand. There are about 5,200 refugees in this camp which has a permanent wooden structure and several new ones made of Bamboo poles and thatched roofs and walls. [July 1979]
UN Photo/John Isaac
Klong Yai, Thailand
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