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United Nations Conference / African Refugees #71519

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 09, 1981
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(Studio) United Nations conference on plight of African refugees reported opening in Geneva, Switzerland; amount pledged by United States noted. Film shown. Extent of Africa's refugee problem, underscored by drought and famine, examined; ntns. involved listed. Situation in Somalia discussed as example; lack of international attention to Africa, compared to that given S.E. Asia or Afghanistan noted. [Save the Children Fund spokesperson, Dr. John SEAMAN - cites role of pols. in crisis.] Inability to remedy food problem in the near future and prognosis for continent's future discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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