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January 10, 1979
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Officials of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees here warmly welcomed Israel’s decision to admit 100 Vietnamese refugees who have been stranded for weeks aboard a freighter in Manila Bay. The Commissioner was quoted as saying he was most grateful to the Israeli government. Other officials noted that Israel has already absorbed of Vietnamese refugees who were rescued at sea by an Israeli cargo ship last year. Great Britain has accepted 255 refugees and Greece will admit 50. According to a spokesman for the High Commissioner, 200,000 Vietnamese refugees are still looking for a haven.

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