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Thousands of Children on the March for Food

February 27, 1923
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Death by the slow but tortuous hand of starvation is the prospect that lurks before tens of thousands of children of Crimea. It is estimated that no less than 150,000 of these children will be casualties of grim hunger unless relief from outside sources is provided. Twenty-five thousand of these children, in addition to being unable to appease the pangs of hunger are without homes.

A great many of them are orphans. Long processions of the unhappy and wan children are trudging northwards in hope of finding food somewhere. At night the hungry children make the fields and streets their bed.

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