Foreign News: The Politics of Relief

From somewhere in Yugoslavia last week the Committee of National Liberation broadcast a blast at the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration—the Yugoslavs had refused to accept relief because UNRRA insisted upon distributing food and supplies in Marshal Tito's territory through its own organization.

It was a typical misunderstanding. Tito's men, like nearly everybody else, were confused by existing relief arrangements. The Yugoslavs were protesting about preliminary relief proposals of the inter-Allied military authorities at Bari, had blamed them on UNRRA. But UNRRA had made no deal with Tito and could not act in Yugoslavia without Yugoslavia's invitation. It had neither personnel...

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