South Viet Nam: A Problem to Rival the War

Through miring monsoon rains and along dusty sun-seared roads they file, the wretched refugees from Viet Nam's awful war. Behind them lie their hamlets, shattered by recent battle or terrorized by the Viet Cong. Ahead are crowded refugee camps in their district and provincial capitals. Since May, when the pace of the fighting suddenly increased, the population of the camps has doubled and the total number of refugees has swelled to 600,000. By the end of the year, the figure is expected to rise to 1,000,000—the greatest uprooting of people since the country was cut in two in 1954.

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