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 The Rajah released it to the press with the following short statement of his own, "We are all aware that in the war in which Turkey and the Allies are involved and armistice, has now been proclaimed and terms of peace are being considered. Let us all hope that the war has practically come to an end and that further bloodshed will be averted. If that is happily so, there will be no further addition to the number of the wounded and the work with which the Red Crescent Society is immediately concerned will soon come to a close. But there has arisen an acute form the problem of relieving the widows and orphans of those who have been slain and the refugees who have been obliged to take shelter within the walls of Constantinople from numerous places. Their number must be large and their suffering intense. The following cablegram from His Highness the Aga Khan to me, indicates the gravity of the situation." (Aziz; 402)