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Cambodia: a question of relief

11-12-2009 Film Ref. CR-F-00049

In late 1979, as a massive assistance operation got underway for survivors of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, the ICRC took a film crew to the devastated country, to show the desperate situation and what was being done to help. This video (shot on 16mm film) shows the situation in Cambodia itself and across the border in Thailand, where many Khmers had taken shelter.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1980
  • Production locations: Cambodia
  • Running time: 25 min
  • Reference: CR-F-00049

An ICRC / Derek Hart production

Read also an interview with François Bugnion, the first ICRC delegate allowed back in Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge.