New York Times

August 01 1971


UNICEF Centers in India

By Associated Press

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CALCUTTA, India (AP), July 31—To stave off the threat of widespread deaths from malnutrition among refugee children from East Pakistan, the United Nations Children's Fund is opening 1,000 centers in eastern India on Aug. 15 to dispense high‐protein foods. nutrition among refugee children from East Pakistan, the United Nations Children's Fund is opening 1,000 centers in eastern India on Aug. 15 to dispense high‐protein foods.

The situation is very serious,” said J. Gullmar Andersson, the Swedish director of a new emergency section set up by UNICEF.

Mr. Andersson, who is 35 years old, said two million refugees—children below 9 and expectant mothers—would be given about 3½ ounces of high protein food a day, including food made from milk powder.


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