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Disasters. 1994 Sep;18(3):221-37.

Saving enemy children: Save the Children's Russian relief operation, 1921-23.

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Save the Children Fund, London, UK.

Abstract

When the Russian harvest failed in 1921, the economy had been devastated by years of disasters. Appeals were made to the outside world, and Save the Children was one of the main agencies to respond. Despite reservations about supporting the Soviets, a major advertising campaign was launched, raising large sums of money which were used to open feeding centres in the face of adverse climate and a devastated infrastructure. Facing some critical press coverage, the Fund used advanced media techniques to get its message across. By summer 1923, the famine was over and the Fund had succeeded in feeding up to 675,000 people.

PMID:
7953492
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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