IRRC No. 137

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Assistance Institute

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In Manila a seminar organized by the Philippine National Red Cross in co-operation with the League of Red Cross Societies was held from 7 to 16 May 1972. The League was represented by Mr. R. M. Pierpont, Under Secretary-General and Head of Relief Section; Mr. K. J. Seevaratnam, Regional Officer for Asia; and Mr. Sven Lampell. Delegates from the National Societies of the following countries took part: Australia, Ceylon, Great Britain, Indonesia, Japan, the Khmer Republic, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. One of the highlights of this Institute was the participation for the first time in a Red Cross regional meeting of Governmental and non-Governmental Agencies.

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