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close this bookICRC Activities in Rwanda: 1993 - 6 April 2000 (International Committee of the Red Cross , 230 p.)
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ICRC NEWS N° 29/20 July 1994

RWANDA/ZAIRE
MAJOR ICRC AIRLIFT

The ICRC is setting up a major airlift to bring in the relief supplies and logistic resources needed for its operation to assist the vast numbers of Rwandan refugees arriving in Zaire. During the last few days ICRC delegates on the spot have distributed 300 tonnes of rice, beans and oil to some 300,000 people in refugee camps in the Goma area, and the ICRC has set up tents in the grounds of the town’s hospital to provide treatment for several hundred war wounded. About 200 unaccompanied children and orphans have been transferred from Goma to locations outside the town and have been given food and blankets.

An aircraft made available to the ICRC by the LWF (Lutheran World Federation) is already making two or three round trips daily from Nairobi, bringing in 15 tonnes of supplies each time. During the coming days 350 tonnes of food, two trucks and five cross-country vehicles will be flown in aboard this plane.

A cargo aircraft chartered by the ICRC will make eight round trips a day, each incoming flight carrying 16 tonnes of supplies (1,000 rolls of plastic sheeting, 4.6 tonnes of medical supplies and 25 tonnes of soap).

An aircraft provided by the US State Department will make two to four flights a day, transporting 1,443 tonnes of food. Next week, six flights from Europe financed by the British government and the US Defense Department will take 35 trucks and other vehicles, four trailers and 17 tonnes of emergency medical supplies to Goma.

There is also growing concern about the situation in the Zairian town of Bukavu, where over 200,000 refugees have arrived so far. The ICRC will be increasing its road convoys from Bujumbura, Burundi, in order to come to their aid.

The ICRC is planning to conduct an emergency relief operation for the refugees in Zaire until the specialized agencies are able to step in.