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30 Oct 1996 description

Judith Matloff, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

30 Oct 1996 description

A worst-case scenario is unfolding for refugees from Rwanda and Burundi and local residents in eastern Zaire. Refugee camp residents and local Zairians are caught in a crossfire between Zairian troops and Tutsi rebels, from which they have begun to flee--most toward the interior of Zaire, where no facilities and few resources are readily available to protect them and meet their emergency needs.

29 Oct 1996 description

UNHCR is cut off from all but about 400,000 of the one million refugees in eastern Zaire. They are at Lac Vert and Mugunga camps, which are in the Goma region. Those are the camps sheltering practically all of the 194,000 refugees ho fled Kibumba camp following an attack Friday night. In addition, about 10,000 displaced Zairians are sheltering there.

29 Oct 1996 description

UNHCR is cut off from all but about 400,000 of the one million refugees in eastern Zaire. They are at Lac Vert and Mugunga camps, which are in the Goma region. Those are the camps sheltering practically all of the 194,000 refugees who fled Kibumba camp following an attack Friday night. In addition, about 10,000 displaced Zairians are sheltering there.

29 Oct 1996 description

BURUNDI, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA & ZAIRE: RWANDAN AND BURUNDIAN REFUGEES
emergency appeal no. 01.02/96 situation report no. 8 period covered: 27-28 October 1996
EMERGENCY REPORT - KIVU CRISIS

29 Oct 1996 description
report IRIN

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

29 Oct 1996 description

BUKAVU, Zaire (Reuter) - Zairean and Rwandan forces traded mortar and machinegun fire across their border Tuesday as the U.N. sought satellite photos to help trace hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees fleeing Tutsi rebels inside Zaire.
Reuters reporters and other witnesses in the Rwandan border town of Cyangugu, just across the border from Bukavu, spoke

29 Oct 1996 description

(FR) (UNHCR distributes remaining food stocks to preempt looters) (890)
By Wendy Lubetkin

29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205287
TITLE=ZAIRE / RWANDA (L-O-CQ)
BYLINE=CHRIS TOMLINSON
DATELINE=CYANGUGU
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description

Zairian troops in Bukavu are reported to be out of control with widespread looting and violence as consequence. ACT partner offices as well as mission centers are confirmed looted by sources in Bukavu. The same sources also testify that most other UN/NGO property including vehicles have been looted by soldiers. The civilian governor of the town now has been or will soon be substituted with a military general who flew in from Kinshasa yesterday. Leading staff members with local ACT partner CEPZa/CELPa were evacuated Monday. All international UN and NGO staff left town during Monday.

29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205272
TITLE=U-N / ZAIRE (L)
BYLINE=DOUGLAS ROBERTS
DATELINE=GENEVA
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205305
TITLE=U-N/E-U/ZAIRE (S ONLY)
BYLINE=DOUGLAS ROBERTS
DATELINE=GENEVA
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205275
TITLE=ZAIRE / REFUGEES (L-CQ)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=BUJUMBURA
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205260
TITLE=U-N / ZAIRE (S)
BYLINE=DOUGLAS ROBERTS
DATELINE=GENEVA
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/29/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-205258
TITLE=ZAIRE FIGHTING (L)
BYLINE=CHRIS TOMLINSON
DATELINE=CYANGUGU
CONTENT=
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29 Oct 1996 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Aid workers sweated on Tuesday to dig latrines and avert disaster at the Mugunga camp in
eastern Zaire, where fugitives from war have turned into the world's biggest refugee camp, crammed with about 400,000
people.
Aid officials said the Rwandan Hutu refugees faced twin threats of disease and food shortages, as supplies have been disrupted by fighting between Zairean troops and Tutsi rebels.

28 Oct 1996 description
report Oxfam

Once again the Great Lakes region of Africa is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster.

28 Oct 1996 description

(FR) (Officials say refugee situation is desperate) (1020)
By Judy Aita