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21 Oct 1996 description

BUKAVU, Zaire (Reuter) - Hoards of Hutu refugees from Rwanda and Burundi were on the move in eastern Zaire Monday in search of a safe haven from fighting between soldiers and ethnic Tutsi rebels there, humanitarian sources said.
The exodus coincided with reports from the U.N. refugee agency in Geneva and humanitarian sources in the region that fighting had spread from South Kivu near the border with Burundi to North Kivu and the region of Goma bordering Rwanda.

In London, Zairean Prime Minister Kengo wa Dondo expressed concern about events and said neighboring Rwanda

21 Oct 1996 description

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18 Oct 1996 description

ZAIRE Military reports of alleged infiltration of armed men into Zaire from Burundi last night prompted UNHCR staff in the Uvira region to put off activities for today in at least three camps Runingo, Biriba and Kagunga. There was an exchange of small arms and automatic weapons fire as Zairian troops encountered the group. We have no further details. There's no movement in Biriba and Kagunga camps, but Runingo remains practically empty since the attack on Sunday in which four refugees were killed and majority of the 18,900 Rwandan and Burundi refugees there fled.

18 Oct 1996 description

(Runingo camp remains virtually empty) (180)
By Wendy Lubetkin

14 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/14/96
TYPE=BACKGROUND REPORT
NUMBER=5-34670
TITLE=ZAIRE / ATTACK /REACT
BYLINE=WILLLIAM EAGLE
DATELINE=WASHINGTON
EDITOR=
CONTENT=
NOT VOICED:
INTRO: ON SUNDAY, AN ARMED BAND OF MEN ATTACKED A RWANDAN REFUGEE CAMP IN SOUTH EASTERN ZAIRE -- LEAVING AT LEAST FOUR DEAD AND NINE WOUNDED. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REFUGEES BLAMES THE ATTACK ON THE RWANDAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS ALLIES IN ZAIRE. RWANDA DENIES ANY INVOLVEMENT. WILLIAM EAGLE REPORTS.

13 Oct 1996 description

BUJUMBURA (Reuter) - Nearly 20,000 Hutu refugees from Burundi fled their camp in eastern Zaire Sunday after it was
attacked by armed men, aid officials said.
The assailants were believed to be Banyamulenge, ethnic Tutsis recently ordered out of Zaire by provincial authorities, some of the sources said.

"Four refugees were killed and six wounded in the attack on Runingo camp," a U.N. source in touch with Zaire from

13 Oct 1996 description

Some 19,000 refugees fled from a camp near Uvira, eastern Zaire on Sunday following an attack on the camp by armed men, described by local media as "Zairean Tutsis". The gunmen are reported to have killed four refugees and injured nine others in Runingo camp. The refugees have mostly fled into two neighbouring refugee camps. As of late Sunday, there were no reports of movement into Rwanda.

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.

11 Oct 1996 description

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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

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09 Oct 1996 description

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07 Oct 1996 description

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06 Oct 1996 description

DIRE SITUATION OF MEDICAL FACILITIES IN EASTERN ZAIRE...