Foreign Relief

Archive Report

The Task of Relief in Europe and Asia

How soon on the war in Europe ends may depend in some measure on how successfully the Allied nations handle the problem of relief in the territory they occupy on the continent of Europe. The Nazi radio has been incessantly assuring the peoples in the Axis satellite nations that the inhabitants of northern Africa, of Sicily, of southern and central Italy, and now of Normandy are in worse economic condition than prior to the Allied occupation. On July 15 the Italian Socialist leader, Pietro Nenni, deploring in the Italian newspaper L'Avanti the Allied treatment of Italy, charged that three-fourths of the people of Naples were living in “beggary, prostitution, peddling, and black-marketing” ten and one-half months after ...

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