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11 Oct 1996 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
Tel: +254 2 441125
Fax: +254 2 448816

11 Oct 1996 description

The Zairian government is attempting to ethnically cleanse eastern Zaire of Banyamulenge, ethnic Tutsi of Rwandan ancestry, who have lived in eastern Zaire for over 200 years. There are approximately 400,000 Banyamulenge living in the area between Bukavu and Uvira in eastern Zaire who are at risk. The international community, with strong U.S. leadership, must send a clear message that this is unacceptable. However, if there is an exodus, a rapid response is essential and adequate assistance and protection must be made available to help the vulnerable.

10 Oct 1996 description

SG/SM/6074

10 October 1996





Following is the text of a statement issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:

09 Oct 1996 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
Tel: +254 2 441125
Fax: +254 2 448816

09 Oct 1996 description
report IRIN

U N I T E D N A T I O N S
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
Tel: +254 2 441125
Fax: +254 2 448816

07 Oct 1996 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
Tel: +254 2 441125
Fax: +254 2 448816

06 Oct 1996 description

DIRE SITUATION OF MEDICAL FACILITIES IN EASTERN ZAIRE...

02 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/2/96
TYPE=BACKGROUND REPORT
NUMBER=5-34556
TITLE=ZAIRE/ REPATRIATION
BYLINE=WILLIAM EAGLE
DATELINE=WASHINGTON
EDITOR=
CONTENT

01 Oct 1996 description
report The Washington Post

By Kirpatrick J. Day and Paula J. Ghedini

27 Sep 1996 description

Amnesty International strongly condemns the atrocities committed over the past mo nth by the Zairian security forces and government officials against members of the Banyamule nge Tutsi ethnic group in South-Kivu region.

24 Sep 1996 description

NAIROBI, Sept 24 (Reuter) - U.N. agencies started evacuating non-essential staff from the eastern Zairean town of Bukavu on Tuesday following heavy exchanges of gunfire overnight between the Rwandan army and Zairean forces.
Brenda Barton, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) in Nairobi, told Reuters that the first plane with eight passengers left Bukavu for Nairobi at 1230 GMT and a C-130 Hercules transport plane would leave later in the day with

23 Sep 1996 description

KIGALI, Sept 23 (Reuter) - A group of aid workers left the eastern Zairean town of Bukavu by air on Monday because of heavy firing that Rwanda said Zairean troops started by shelling southwestern Rwanda.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it evacuated three of its seven delegates in Bukavu by air to Kenya because of worsening security.

17 Sep 1996 description
report IRIN

SECRETARY-GENERAL REJECTS ALLEGATIONS BY GOVERNMENT OF ZAIRE AGAINST UNHCR

16 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Zairean troops beat up two U.N. staffers after television reports claimed that U.N. agencies were helping armed Rwandan soldiers infiltrate the country, U.N. sources said Monday.

16 Sep 1996 description


COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-fourth session
Item 10 of the provisional agenda

08 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A bus full of relief workers hit a land mine as it traveled to a camp for Rwandan refugees in eastern Zaire, killing two people and injuring 34, relief groups said Sunday.

03 Sep 1996 description

GENEVA, Sept 3 (Reuter) - United Nations census takers at crowded Rwandan Hutu refugee camps in Zaire faced a boycott by refugees who feared indelible ink used on them for registration might make them sterile or help to identify them if t they went home, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday.
Ron Redmond, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing the census at five camps where more than 700,000 Hutus are living in the Goma region in eastern Zaire was suspended on Monday, a day after the refugees refused to respond.