The League’s Successful Humanitarian Work
The League improved working conditions by banning lead from paint and limiting the hours that small children were allowed to work.
The League helped over 500,000 refugees and former prisoners of war to return home after the First World War by providing them with a 'Nansen Passport'. They also provided refugee camps and prevented diseases from spreading.
The Health Committee funded research into developing vaccines for infectious diseases and carried out work to prevent the spread of disease.
The League recommended marking international shipping lanes and produced an international highway code for road users.
The League fairly governed former German territories during the 1920s.
The League sent economic experts to Austria and Hungary to help them recover from the economic crisis caused by the First World War.
The Slavery Commission organised raids against slave traders in Africa and Burma and around 200,000 were freed.
The League also took 400,000 Prisoners of War home and set up refugee camps (1922 Turkey v Greece War).
The Health Committee worked against leprosy and malaria.
The League closed down four Swiss drugs companies, and attacked slave owners in Burma and Sierra Leone, setting 200,000 slaves free.
Sent economic experts to Austria and Hungary