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Exodus Refugee’s Final Destination Reported to Be Kenya; London Officials Mum

August 13, 1947
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The British prison ships on which 1,500 Exodus refugees have been kept in this port for 15 days will sail for Mombassa, Kenya, British sources here reported today.

(A Colonial Office spokesman in London, asked to comment on the report that the visaless immigrants would be sent to Kenya, reiterated that no decision on the destination of the convoy had yet been made.)

Some 650 children among the refugees were yesterday vaccinated against measles after the outbreak of several cases aboard the three ships. British officials estimated that 129 persons have disembarked in the past two weeks, 59 of them hospital cases. Another baby was reported to have been born on one of the ships.

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