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).

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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