ZA COM MR-AAO-086
British Defence and Aid Fund Southern Africa : [Part 1]
- 1958/1961 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds the entire archive of the organisation.
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BDAF was the forerunner of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF). It started life as an initiative of Canon Collins to merge all the Christian Aid funds for South Africa sometime between 1958 and 1961. Its role was to raise funds for the legal defence of political prisoners, and for their families, and later to raise public consciousness in the UK for the international organisation.
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BDAF was the forerunner of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF).