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30 Apr 1997 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

4:59 PM EDT
KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - An airlift home of Rwandan refugees from Zaire began in earnest Wednesday but swiftly hit problems when a fuel shortage grounded more than two flights.

30 Apr 1997 description
report Human Rights Watch

(April 30, 1997) Human Rights Watch today urged immediate international action to save the lives of thousands of Rwandan refugees threatened by military attack, hunger and disease in eastern Zaire. The statement followed news of the abduction and feared murder of fifty children from a pediatric hospital and attacks by soldiers of the rebel Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL) which drove some 85,000 people far fom much needed food and medicine.

30 Apr 1997 description
report Marek Enterprise

Highlights from American UN Ambassador Richardson's visit to Zaire are as follows:

30 Apr 1997 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

LUBUMBASHI, Zaire (Reuter) - Zairean rebels Wednesday shrugged off President Mobutu Sese Seko's refusal to hold talks and said they would take their war to the capital Kinshasa.

30 Apr 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

30 Apr 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

30 Apr 1997 description
report UN Security Council

S/PRST/1997/24
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

At the 3773rd meeting of the Security Council, held on 30 April 1997 in connection with the Council's consideration of the item
entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region", the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:

30 Apr 1997 description

Translated from a document produced by Entraide Missionnaire (Emi) - Montreal The Alliance Advances

29 Apr 1997 description

We are appalled by reports that armed soldiers abducted some 50 children and 60 adults from a hospital near Bukavu last Friday night. These people have not been seen since and there have been reports that they may have been killed. We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. We have already raised this issue with the local authorities and have been assured there will be an investigation.

29 Apr 1997 description

EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

SITUATION: Hopes for a settlement in embattled Zaire were raised Tuesday when rebel leader Laurent Kabila
announced he had agreed to meet President Mobutu Sese Seko to discuss a transfer of power in the central
African nation.

However, the plight of thousands of Rwandan Hutu refugees and displaced Zaireans remains unresolved. "There is

29 Apr 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=4/29/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-213596
TITLE=ZAIRE / RICHARDSON (L)
BYLINE=DIANE CAHN
DATELINE=LUBUMBASHI
CONTENT=
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29 Apr 1997 description

BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

ZAIRE - Complex Emergency

Fact Sheet # 15 Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

29 Apr 1997 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

KISANGANI, Zaire (Reuter) - U.N. agencies managed to send aid to thousands of Rwandan refugees emerging from hiding in Zaire's forests Tuesday as a refugee agency condemned ''shocking reports'' of the killings of refugees in rebel-held areas.
Workers and journalists, before being turned back Monday, saw some 5,000 Hutu refugees emerge from the forests and return to Biaro refugee camp. They said they fled the camp last week after being attacked by villagers and the Tutsi-dominated rebels.

29 Apr 1997 description

NEW YORK, (PANA) - The United Nations has rejected the 60-day deadline set by Zairean rebel leader Laurent Kabila for the repatriation of some 100,000 Rwandan refugees, even as the organisation commended him for his personal intervention in the refugee crisis.

29 Apr 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

29 Apr 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

29 Apr 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=4/29/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-213541
TITLE=ZAIRE / REBELS (S ONLY)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

28 Apr 1997 description

UN teams search by land and by air for refugees who disappeared last week from two major encampments south of the central Zairian town of Kisangani following a military operation; report finding some 5,000 refugees.