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Head and British Refugee Expert Confer on Fate of 26,000 Displaced Jews in Italy

April 10, 1947
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Maj. Gen. Lowell Rooks, Director-General of UNRRA, ##as conferred with Sir George Rendel, British representative on the Intergovernmental ##efugee Committee, who is now in Italy, on the fate of more than 26,000 displaced ##ews in the country when UNRRA terminates its activities on June 30.In a press interview yesterday, Gen. Rooks stated that all displaced persons ##n Europe may be forced to return to their countries of origin if the International ##efugee Organization is unprepared to assume responsibility for them when UNRRA is ##iquidated. Asserting that little progress has been made toward the establishment of the I.R.O., he pointed out that 12 of the 15 countries necessary to set up the organization have signified their intention of participating, but that none of them has done anything toward appropriating funds for its activities.

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