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17 Dec 1996 description
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Mass repatriation of Rwandan refugees from Tanzania continues

22 Nov 1996 description
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"There's work to be done - The crisis isn't over"

19 Nov 1996 description
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HALF A MILLION REFUGEES CUT OFF FROM AID

18 Nov 1996 description
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CARE MOBILIZES MASSIVE EFFORT TO AID RETURNING REFUGEES

15 Nov 1996 description
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November 15 --At a press conference today in Washington DC, Marge Tsitouris, Director of CARE's emergency group, hailed the beginnings of Rwandan refugee repatriation from Zaire. "This is a first step toward a long-term solution and stability for the region," she said.

11 Nov 1996 description
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November 6, 1996 -- CARE, the largest international relief and development organization, is preparing to help Rwandan refugees if they move back to Rwanda. This may take the form of:
waystations
transportation
food

Once refugees arrive home, they will face many needs, especially food since the next harvest is not for nine months. CARE plans to help them with:

food
water and sanitation
shelter
agricultural seeds, tools and livestock

11 Nov 1996 description
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November 4 -- With over a million refugees on the move, CARE is deploying logistics, health and water specialists to central Africa in an attempt to head off a potential humanitarian disaster. The specialists will search for supply routes to prevent massive hunger and disease among refugees. In Nairobi today, CARE is hosting a meeting of non-government organizations and UN agencies to discuss strategies and options for helping the refugees.

04 Nov 1996 description
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November 4 -- With over a million refugees on the move, CARE is deploying logistics, health and water specialists to central Africa in an attempt to head off a potential humanitarian disaster. The specialists will search for supply routes to prevent massive hunger and disease among refugees. In Nairobi today, CARE is hosting a meeting of non-government organizations and UN agencies to discuss strategies and options for helping the refugees.

25 Oct 1996 description
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"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

24 Oct 1996 description
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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
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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
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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
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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.

24 Jun 1996 description
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GOMA: A View From The Field
CARE field worker Mark Richardson looks back on the cataclysmic events of last July and what it means to humanitarians worldwide.

GOMA, Zaire -- Driving north from town last week, I stopped the Land Rover after 20 minutes and went for a walk beside the road. The grass was long and coarse and wiry, the ground rough and uneven. I climbed to the top of a small mound and looked down at my feet. There was no trace of the thousands of people buried there.