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Distressed population of Cyprus

Recommendation 447 (1966)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 24th January 1966 (17th Sitting) (see Doc. 1988, report of the Committee on Population and Refugees). Text adopted by the Assembly on 25th January 1966 (18th Sitting).

The Assembly,

1. Noting the urgent need to take effective measures to provide for the most urgent needs of distressed Cypriots, particularly as regards shelter and their essential material requirements (food and clothing) ;
2. Believing that the fate of these unfortunate people is of immediate concern to the Council of Europe, the custodian of the moral and humanitarian values of European civilisation, and that it is prepared to collaborate in any action undertaken for their relief,
3. Recommends that the Committee of Ministers should ask the member States concerned to take forthwith such steps as are necessary to enable the Council of Europe, through its Special Representative for National Refugees and Over-Population, to provide the immediate and urgent assistance dictated by the circumstances.