RELIEF A Ship for Poland
After nearly a whole year's effort, UNRRA tasted triumph, of a sort. Last week the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was finally loading a ship with goodsperhaps 10,000 tons of relieffor one of the neediest countries of Europe, Poland.
To achieve this meager result UNRRA had had to compromise one of its fundamental principles. No permission had been received for UNRRA's men to oversee the distribution of UNRRA's supplies.
Back of UNRRA's single ship lay a long story of negotiation:
¶ In May 1944 UNRRA first asked Russia whether...