THE POGROM: Reminiscence And Events That Bear Witness
"There are no exact numbers on the scale of the human tragedy gathering in Biafra. But all our sources do agree that more than a million people are likely to be in danger of starvation... There would be no question about evacuating the 5500 U.S. citizens or sacrificing the $300 million private investment on the Federal side if these stood in the way of relief. The heart of our dilemma, however, is that our instinctive moral concern and involvement with this tragedy cannot be separated from the political tangle..."
--------- Henry A. Kissinger, Memorandum For President Richard Nixon, The White House, Tuesday, January 28, 1969
A member of a US medical missions team, working with the ICRC in Biafra, in April 1968. Image: ICRC via Remembering Biafra
Malnourished children, at the Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Umuahia, are being relentlessly rescued by humanitarian organizations mobilized during the Pogrom, a symbol of starvation in Yakubu Gowon's-led genocidal campaign. Image: Rue Des Archives/GDR