London (Oct. 17)
The Inter-Governmental Committee on Refugees, which hitherto dealt only with problems concerning refugees coming from Germany, Austria and the Sudeten area of Czechoslovakia, today announced that its executive committee has decided to extend its activities to refugees from other countries.
The decision has been approved by a majority of the members of the Committee, the Manchester Guardian reports, though the official announcement does not specify this. The paper considers the widening of the Committee’s powers and responsibilities important, especially in the interests of solving the problem of long-term refugees who are unable to return to their native countries. “only the concentration of all efforts in the hands of a single body of international repute and recognition can bring order out of the chaos of human suffering brought about by Germany’s bestial treatment of individuals in Europe,” the Guardian writes.