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Refugees in 1960
World Refugee Year ended in June 1960 amid appeals by the United Nations and other agencies that the spirit and momentum of public response engendered during the year be continued in further efforts to resolve remaining refugee problems. The U.N. Secretary-General reported to the General Assembly in October that 97 countries and territories and 39 national committees of private citizens had participated in the year's activities.
resettlement village of Messelmoun, one of several
developed by the French government in 1960 for Moslem
Algerians formerly residing in areas occupied by
nationalist rebel forces of the F.L.N.
Woman sewing in a
Polish refugee camp in England. In 1960 plans were made
to close all but one of the seven remaining camps which
had first been opened in 1940 after the invasion of
Poland by Germany.
watching a pageant at Camp Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart,
Germany. The Intergovernmental Committee for European
Migration moved 31,095 refugees to other countries during
World Refugee Year.
Mother and child at
maternity and child health center, Jabalia Camp, Gaza,
one of many camps visited by actor Yul Brynner,
representing the UN High Commissioner for Refugees during
World Refugee Year. Brynner reported on his tour in a
book published in October 1960.
Barracks at Camp
Haid, Linz, Austria, one of the countries, together with
Germany, Italy, and Greece, where UN camps were to be
closed under a clearance program for which financing was
provided in 1960.
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