American Relief Administration

American Relief Administration. A United States agency founded in 1919 to administer aid in war-ravaged Europe and headed by H. Hoover. In 1921–3 it supplied food, clothing, medicine, and other necessities to Ukraine and southeastern Russia, which had been stricken by famine of 1921–3.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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