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U.S. to Sponsor Formation of Successor Organization to I.r.o.

Plans for the formation of a provisional inter-governmental committee on migration as successor organization to the International Refugee Organization were announced today by George L. Warren, State Department adviser on refugees.

An estimated 32 countries will participate in an American-sponsored meeting at Brussels on November 26 to hear plans for retaining 12 ships of the dissolving I.R.O. and to make arrangements for the transfer within the next year of 115, 000 persons. The transfer of population will be made from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and possibly Greece. Included in this number will be 25, 000 ethnic Germans.

Warren said the United States hopes to demonstrate that the movement of the population can take place on a wholesale basis. The new organization will take over the I. R. C. ships after the first of the year. America will provide $10, 000,000, al located in the Mutual Security Act of 1951, as our share of the $34, 000, 000 it will cost to move the 115, 000 people.

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