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S-0526-0357-0005-00021 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Maryknoll Clinic - Pusan: In Pusan, a city where devastating fires have added to the distress of its hundreds of thousands of refugees, the Maryknoll Sisters operate a clinic which last year treated nearly 500,000 cases. Early each morning, long before daybreak they crowd the alleyway leading to the clinic's door. They pack the courtyard waiting for their names to be called. They sit patiently in the corridors until their turn comes to be examined at the hands of the skilled and devoted Sisters, doctors and nurses, they receive the treatment, the medication, the injections that their illnesses call for. The United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency has contributed equipment and supplies for the orthopedic treatment of children suffering from tuberculosis of the bone and poliomyelitis.

S-0526-0357-0005-00011 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Mungyong Cement Plant Agreement: On 4 February 1955 UNKRA and the Republic of Korea completed agreement with F.L. Smidth & Co. (Denmark) for the construction of a $5 million cement plant at Mungyong-gun, Kyongsang Pukto province, the largest single project undertaken by UNKRA. The plant, when completed, will have an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tons, and more than double Korea's present output of this vital construction commodity.

S-0526-0357-0005-00007 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Korean Women War Sufferers' Co-Operative Institute, Puan: The desperate plight of Korea's widows, many of whom are completely destitute, is on of this war-denuded country's most urgent problems. Forbidden by custom to remarry and with their homes broken up, these women are completely dependent on the charity of either their relatives or friends for their livelihood. To help them to become self-supporting and to give them a more assured future, the Korean Church World Service and the United Church of Canada have opened a workshop, where by knitting and sewing the widows can earn a living wage. UNKRA also donated some $5,600 to assist in the rehabilitation of the buildings chosen for the project. Under the direction of Mrs. Kim Kyong Min, the Widows' Institute is making continuous progress and it is hoped that the day is not too far distant when it will be completely independent of outside aid.

S-0526-0357-0004-00035 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Taegu Hospital: War disrupted the medical services of Korea. Hospitals were bombed, looted and abandoned. Medical training was suspended. As a result there are only a limited number of qualified doctors and nurses. Under the aid programme for 1953, the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency rehabilitated Taegu Medical College and Hospital, rebuilt some of the damaged buildings, and supplied modern equipment at a cost of $235,000. Subsidiary to this, UNKRA appealed to the Swiss Federal Council to provide a Medical Mission to give the necessary technical advice for the restoration of the teaching facilities. Fourteen Swiss medical, technical and administrative personnel now are working at Taegu Hospital, and extensive medical and nurse-training curriculum has been started.