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25 Oct 1996 description
report CARE

"The crowd swelled with everybody shouting, 'Tutsi! Tutsi!' The young men were responding from the crowd, 'We will kill them! We will kill them!" -- Peter Muriuki, CARE Uvira Logisitc Officer

25 Oct 1996 description

New York -- Fifty thousand refugees have arrived in Bukavu, Zaire, fleeing fighting to the south. ACT, an interchurch aid coalition including Lutheran World Relief, is gearing up to meet minimum basic needs in the area. An airlift of emergency rations is to begin tomorrow. Stocks of medicines, blankets and cooking utensils are being prepared for distribution.

25 Oct 1996 description

[IRIN Note: IRIN does not usually distribute political statements, but given the current crisis, we feel it is useful for the humanitarian community to be aware of the widest range of information possible. IRIN's distribution of the item of course does imply endorsement in any way.]

25 Oct 1996 description

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees today urged Rwandan refugees caught in fighting in eastern Zaire to consider returning to Rwanda.

25 Oct 1996 description

From Segun Adeyemi ; PANA Correspondent
NEW YORK, United Nations (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), President Paul Biya of Cameroon, are worried by the tension in eastern Zaire, a U.N. official has said.

25 Oct 1996 description

BUKAVU, Zaire (Reuter) - Shelling rocked the eastern Zairean city of Uvira as Tutsi rebels battled Zairean troops Friday and a European envoy warned a new genocide in Central Africa could be near.
Rwandan Hutus fled to Zaire from their homeland in 1994 in fear of reprisals for the Hutu genocide of up to an estimated 1
million Tutsis and Hutu moderates.

Western aid workers in Geneva said the Banyamulenge rebels had seized Uvira airport and cut off all satellite and radio

24 Oct 1996 description

Tens of thousands of Rwandan and other refugees are arriving in Bukavu, Zaire. They are fleeing a flare-up of violence to the south. The fighting reportedly pits Zairean troops against partisans in the civil strife that affects the border areas of Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda.

24 Oct 1996 description
report UN Children's Fund

Eastern Zaire - EIN/GVA/96/21
UNICEF is extremely worried by the rapid deterioration of the situation in eastern Zaire and the consequences this may have on the children: Most of the children have been living in refugee camps since the 1994 Rwandan war and genocide led to the mass exodus of over 1 million Rwandan refugees to eastern Zaire. UNICEF is still caring for over 1,000 unaccompanied children who lost their parents and their families in the fray of the 1994 crisis.

24 Oct 1996 description

BUKAVU, Zaire (Reuter) - Zairean troops pulled back in confusion in eastern Zaire Thursday in the face of a Tutsi rebel
advance uprooting nearly 300,000 Rwandan and Burundian refugees.
A spokesman for the Tutsis rebels known as Banyamulenge said their forces captured three eastern towns and were besieging the South Kivu provincial capital of Bukavu at the center of the refugee crisis.

Muller Ruhimbika, Rwanda spokesman for the Banyamulenge's People Democratic Alliance, told Reuters the rebels were

24 Oct 1996 description

(FR) (10/24 statement by Spokesman Nicholas Burns) (180)

24 Oct 1996 description
report CARE

WHAT: About 50 international humanitarian workers -- including three CARE staff -- were released today from Uvira, Zaire, where they had been pinned down by the Zairian army and a hostile crowd. Thanks to direct intervention from Mrs. Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, they have been allowed to fly to Kampala, Uganda.

24 Oct 1996 description
report CARE

WHAT: Today, a WFP Buffalo aircraft plus an ICRC aircraft evacuated all expatriate aid workers from Uvira. UNHCR gives a figure of 58 passengers. They cannot confirm the names of passengers but indicate that ALL expatriate aid workers were evacuated. Thirty-nine evacuees went on to Entebbe, 17 to Goma and two remained in Bukavu.

23 Oct 1996 description
report CARE

WHAT: Today, a WFP Buffalo aircraft plus an ICRC aircraft evacuated all expatriate aid workers from Uvira. UNHCR gives a figure of 58 passengers. They cannot confirm the names of passengers but indicate that ALL expatriate aid workers were evacuated. Thirty-nine evacuees went on to Entebbe, 17 to Goma and two remained in Bukavu.

23 Oct 1996 description
report CARE

October 23 -- Warehouses in Bukavu, Zaire, hold enough food to last three to six days while every hour about a thousand refugees reach the camps desperate for food and shelter. About 50,000 people are expected to arrive today in Chimanga, the camp CARE manages south of Bukavu. CARE staff is meeting with other organizations in preparation for the arrival of refugees. But how stable those camps will be is in question as Zairian forces reportedly have arrived at camps further south and refugees once again took to the roads heading north.