RELIEF: A String for UNRRA

Far from satisfied with the job UNRRA was doing already, U.S. Representatives voted to give the huge relief agency still another job. The House approved a $550 million appropriation for UNRRA, but attached a string: the money could be spent only in countries which granted the U.S. press full freedom to report UNRRA doings.

Similar policy matters, soluble only at a high diplomatic level, had greatly retarded UNRRA's performance, and UNRRA was falling far short of expectations. It could give no relief to the hungry countries of northwestern Europe. Short on authority, it could do little in the field of rehabilitation....

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