IRRC No. 208

Africa — Latin America — Asia — Europe — Middle East

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The ICRC delegation in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe continued its protection and assistance activities.In November, work was begun near Salisbury on the building of 300 shelters for displaced persons who had fled from unsafe areas to seek refuge around the large urban centres. The Rhodesian authorities gave the land, laid drinking water mains and provided sanitation. The cost of the actual buildings will be covered by the ICRC and its delegates have undertaken to draw up the list of needy families to whom homes will be allocated. It is estimated that the project will take 18 months to complete and will cost 355,000 Swiss francs.

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