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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° 34/23 August 1995

ZAIRE/RWANDA/BURUNDI
ICRC VOICES ACUTE ANXIETY

The ICRC is very concerned about developments in the refugee camps in Zaire.

Most of the thousands of refugees being forcibly expelled to Rwanda and Burundi by the Zairian army are women and children. ICRC delegates in the UNHCR transit camps in Gisenyi, Kamembe and Gatumba have observed that several families have been split up by these recent events. Unaccompanied children have arrived there and the ICRC has taken care to register them. It is also giving all people who have been expelled the possibility to write Red Cross messages to relatives who are still in Zaire.

In addition, the ICRC has begun registering people arrested by the Rwandan authorities. The ICRC will today try to send medical supplies to the Mungunga hospital in Zaire.

Further information: Sophie Bonefeld, ICRC Kigali, Tel. ++ 250 72 781
Tony Burgener, ICRC Geneva, Tel. ++ 4122 730 2317

RWANDA
CONTINUED ICRC SUPPORT FOR RURAL POPULATION

In preparation for the next farming season, which begins in September, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is gearing up to distribute seed, implements and food to more than 63,000 families in southern Rwanda.

Since last autumn the ICRC, which has been working in the country since 1990 and remained active there at the height of the massacres last year, has been carrying out an agricultural rehabilitation programme in aid of more than 270,000 families.

Although most of the Rwandan population are now self-sufficient, needs still exist in the south of the country where many families lost everything during last year’s tragedy. Other families have returned home virtually destitute from Uganda, Burundi, Zaire or the camps for displaced persons which were closed in April 1995.

From the end of August, the ICRC will be distributing bean seed and hoes to 63,000 families in seven areas in the south of the country (other humanitarian organizations are taking care of other regions). This should enable each family to harvest about 100 kg of beans early next year. They will also be given some additional food - maize, beans, oil and salt - so that they do not keep up their strength for the arduous task of tilling fields by consuming the seed itself.

Further information: Christophe Wieser, ICRC Geneva, Tel. ++ 4122 730 2234