Zaire - Rwandan Refugees Trying to Return Home




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Published on Jul 21, 2015

Hundreds of Rwandan refugees are trying to return into Rwanda,
after fleeing across the border into Zaire to avoid ethnic
clashes. Many turned up early on Saturday morning (23/7) at the
frontier post, saying they preferred to risk the dangers of
returning home rather than to die in Zaire. Thousands of Rwandans continue to arrive in Kibumba camp, about 30 kilometres north of Goma. The road from Goma airport to the camps in Kibumba and Munigi is littered with corpses wrapped in blankets or matting, as sickness and starvation take their toll. More than two thousand dead were collected on Friday. The French Deputy Minister of Health, Philippe Douste-Blazy, meanwhile arrived in Zaire on Saturday (23/7) to assess the situation in the Rwandan refugee camps. France has already sent troops to Rwanda, where they have created a 'safety zone' in the south-west of the country.



various shots Zairean border guards


RPF soldiers on other side of border cleaning up streets
explosions heard as soldiers set fire on abandoned weapons and

MUNIGI, 23/7

lines of bodies laid out outside Medicins Sans Frontieres tents
vs dead bodies
cholera sufferers
aid workers helping cholera victims.
cholera sufferers
bodies taken away
child clings to his sick mother


ws masses of refugees carrying belongings
refugees standing on hill some ill and lying
ws and pan refugees
men carrying ill man
refugees cooking meat
cu meat
vs refugees
hilicopter flying over refugees
masses of refugees
refugees running toward helicopter parked on field

GOMA, 23/7

french plane lands on runway
officials and journalists waiting on tarmac
douste-blazy walking on tarmac
entering building
blazy seated on sofa with man
french soldiers standing at entrance to building
cu automatic weapon
blazy speaking with french troops near tent
blazy looking at patients in tent


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