CAMBODIA: There Is Nothing, Monsieur

"There is Nothing, Monsieur

But Phnom-Penh, a dead capital, may be coming back to life

The worldwide effort to save the Cambodian people from mass starvation continued to gather steam last week. A group of Western nations asked U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to declare the sprawling refugee camps along the Thai border to be internationally supervised "safe havens," protected by the force of world opinion. Private relief efforts were also gathering momentum. On the day after Thanksgiving a DC-8 cargo plane carrying $1.5 million worth of canned meat, baby formula, antibiotics and other supplies landed at Phnom-Penh's Pochentong Airport. It had...

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