TITLE=DILI REFUGEES (S-ONLY)
INTRO: As security continues to improve in East Timor,
INTERFET, the U-N peacekeeping force says it expects
an influx of returnees to the territory's capital,
Dili. As we hear in this report from Josh Murray, in
Dili, some of the refugees are being moved into a
sports stadium where aid agencies can provide better
care for them.
TEXT: With up to another 70-thousand East Timorese
expected to return to the capital over the next few
days, the decision was made to move six hundred
(refugees) from squalid conditions on the Dili
waterfront, into the sports stadium.
An INTERFET-guarded convoy is being used to transfer
the refugees and their meager belongings.
Aid agencies are set up inside the stadium to
administer food, water and medicine, while heavily-
armed sentries insure no guns have been carried
through the gates.
Elsewhere on Dili's streets, the number of returning
refugees overruns footpaths and flood into
intersections, children play with bits of cellophane
and cardboard of consumed aid supplies, while their
parents walk the streets aimlessly, with no real place
to go. (Signed)
29-Sep-1999 00:55 AM EDT (29-Sep-1999 0455 UTC)
Source: Voice of America
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