868.48/117: Telegram

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

119. High Commissioner Constantinople telegraphs: “Impossible Near East Relief send unit as all its resources devoted to Smyrna situation at present. I consider responsibility for care of refugees after they leave Asia Minor rests solely on Greek Government and Allies.” These destitute refugees being landed daily Greek territory. Greek Government and organizations helping them but task is much too big. Money and food badly needed. I recommend urgently American relief organizations send assistance to Greece.

Greek Government giving some supplies Armenian children here from American Smyrna missionary institutions and Queen has offered villa for American Smyrna refugees.