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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 6. June 7, 1951

International Student Relief

International Student Relief

Following the breakdown of WSR, ISR was brought into being on resolution of the 2nd IUS Congress to continue the work of WSR. Although an entirely autonomous organisation and supported by many national student bodies not affiliated to IUS its central administrative expenses are entirely met by IUS. The theme is "For the students, by the students, in the sphere of relief." Every student organisation contributing to the work of ISR has the right to be directly represented in its governing bodies. It operates without Iseless intermediaries directly from the student organ which gives to that which receives—thus avoiding high administrative charges. It is designed only for indisputable activities of concrete relief, and operates on the sole principle of need, without any distinction as to political or religious opinion, race or nationality. Projects for 1950-1 include medical aid, particularly for TB, food and study material for students principally in South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Through ISR contributions can be sent directly to the students we want to receive them. ISR headquarters can help by ensuring the transfer of contributions, etc. ISR thus encourages the free choice of projects and their direct dispatch which ensures
1.Development of Co-operation through the direct contacts created by these relief activities.
2.A guarantee that the wishes of the donors will be carried out.
3.Elimination of unnecessary expensive intermediary operations.

All are aware of the continued need for material relief—N.Z. WSR and ISS Committees have in the past done a good job publishing these needs and raising moneys to help alleviate it. Our World Relief Organisation has now become two—a new situation confronts us.

We must ensure that the money raised in N.Z. is Received by those for whom it was raised and by no one else or for anything other than relief.—This cannot be achieved through WUS (ISS). We must find, or make, an alternative.