United Nations Relief And Rehabilitation Administration
- (UNRRA)Following a White House conference on 9 November 1943, 44 countries formed UNRRA to provide assistance to liberated and displaced peoples. A steering committee consisting of representatives from the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France was established with a director-general. The first director-general was Herbert Lehman, who was succeeded in 1946 by Fiorello La Guardia. In 1947, Major-General Lowell Ward took the post. UNRRA assisted some 8 million people and distributed $3 billion in aid, almost half of it coming from the United States before the program ended in 1949. It was succeeded by the International Refugee Organization.See also United Nations (UN).
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