868.48/87: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Greece (Caffery)

63. Your 111 September 8, 6 p.m. and 112 September 9, 10 a.m.9 Continue to keep Department fully informed of development of situation in Greece. Detailed information regarding Smyrna situation has been communicated to Red Cross and Near East Relief and latter has already made available $25,000 for assistance to refugees. These organizations are now consulting regarding possible cooperation to assist other agencies to meet emergency in Asia Minor and Department will advise you of any decisions which may be reached.

This information is for your confidential guidance only lest expectation of American relief should incline Greek Government to relax its own efforts toward meeting refugee problem.

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