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DATE=9/29/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=DILI REFUGEES (S-ONLY) NUMBER=2-254442 BYLINE=JOSH MURRAY DATELINE=DILI CONTENT= VOICED AT: 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) NEB/JM/FC/PLM 29-Sep-1999 00:55 AM EDT (29-Sep-1999 0455 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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