Nation: From Ireland with Love

The Cambodian tragedy has also stirred a number of individual relief efforts. Two Irish partners, Wicklow County Farmer Tim Philips, 41, and Dublin Sportswriter John O'Shea, 35, recruited a five-man flight crew and this month took a four-engine cargo plane loaded with 26 tons of food and medical supplies worth $200,000 from Dublin to Bangkok, and then into Phnom-Penh. The Irish dairy and sugar industries, a supermarket chain and a tobacco company donated the supplies, and the Irish government provided $80,000 for flight costs. That mercy mission, as Philips told his brother-in-law, TIME Staff Writer David Aikman, afforded a rare glimpse...

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