This is a summary of what was said by
UNHCR spokesperson Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed
- at the press briefing, on 1 June 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
We have been providing assistance to
more than 1,000 Congolese who fled the outbreak of fighting in the Bukavu
region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo late last week and crossed
the border into Rwanda.
According to the local authorities, some
2,000 people crossed the border. Just over 1,000 people have come forward
to register for assistance and have received food, blankets and other relief