The Campaign produced $18 million. The profits of this
remarkable undertaking, due largely to the initiative of Prince Bernhard of the
Thanks to the European Campaign a part of the financial deficit of UNHCR's programme for 1967 could be wiped out. The immediate results of the Campaign were slight in comparison with its political and practical implications for the future and the improvements which brought to the lives of tens of thousands of refugees, particularly Tibetans.
The Campaign helped to make public opinion in
For the vital personal part which he played in the
Campaign, Prince Bernhard of the
The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 2038 (XX) on 7 December 1965 to express its keen satisfaction for the action, "as well as for the attachment shown by its promoters to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations in choosing 24 October as the launching date for the campaign". It was decided that United Nations Day 1966 would be dedicated to the cause of refugees.
In many cities street collections were held. (Photos
from the National Archives,
Debate in the House of Lords on the World Refugee Problem,
Bernhard, prince of