"There Is Nothing, Monsieur" But Phnom-Penh, a dead capital, may be coming back to life

December 1979
Time;12/10/1979, Vol. 114 Issue 24, p62
The article focuses on the global efforts taken to help the Cambodian people get over mass starvation. It states that United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was requested by a Western nations group to announce the spreading refugee camps along the border of Thailand to be internationally monitored safe havens. It mentions that private relief causes have increased, including supplies of antibiotics, canned meat, and baby formula that amounted to 1.5 million dollars. It adds that according to aid officials, 165,000 tons of rice and large amounts of dried milk, oil, and sugar are needed to avoid massive deaths due to related diseases and hunger.


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