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close this bookICRC Activities in Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo: 1994 - 3 February 1999 (International Committee of the Red Cross , 124 p.)
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View the documentZaire
View the documentZaire/Rwanda/Burundi: ICRC voices acute anxiety
View the documentZaïre: Masisi - a forgotten conflict
View the documentZaire: ICRC resumes activities in Masisi
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View the documentZaire: tragic plane crash in Kinshasa
View the documentRwanda/Zaire: “ICRC transit service”
View the documentZaire: new humanitarian emergency in North Kivu
View the documentUpdate No. 96/1 on ICRC activities in Rwanda
View the documentSouth Kivu: ICRC calls for restraint
View the documentUpdate No. 96/1 on ICRC activities in Zaire
View the documentKivu: a major human tragedy in the making
View the documentTribute to Zairian Red Cross volunteers
View the documentGreat Lakes Region: assistance in Goma
View the documentBreaking the humanitarian deadlock in Kivu
View the documentUpdate No. 96/2 on ICRC activities in Zaire
View the documentUpdate No. 96/3 on ICRC activities in Zaire
View the documentGreat Lakes: ICRC ready to act
View the documentUpdate No. 96/4 on ICRC activities in Zaire
View the documentGreat Lakes: volunteers in action
View the documentZaire: ICRC operation gets under way
View the documentUpdate No. 96/5 on ICRC activities in Zaire
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View the documentUpdate No. 96/7 on ICRC activities in Zaire
View the documentGreat lakes: displaced: a zairian’s firsthand account “I had to cover 220 miles on foot”
View the documentUpdate No. 96/8 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 9 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentRwanda: 1,000 children already reunited with their families
View the documentUpdate No. 10 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 11 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 12 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 13 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 14 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 15 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentZaire: ICRC still only organization working in Shabunda
View the documentUpdate No. 16 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
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View the documentUpdate No. 1 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentRwanda: refugees return to Kamembe
View the documentRwanda: nearly 8,000 children reunited with their families
View the documentUpdate No. 97/02 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis
View the documentUpdate No. 97/03 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian conflict
View the documentUpdate No. 97/04 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian conflict
View the documentZaire: back in Kisangani
View the documentZaire: ICRC demands access to conflict victims
View the documentZaire: airlift for displaced Zairians
View the documentZaire: Lives of thousands of refugees at stave
View the documentZaire: More than 2,000 Zairians back home
View the documentUpdate No. 97/6 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian conflict
View the documentZaire
View the documentZaire: Ten volunteers of the Zairian Red Cross killed in Kenge
View the documentUpdate No. 97/8 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian conflict
View the documentZaire: More work for the tracing agency
View the documentDemocratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire): After the storm
View the documentUpdate No. 9 on ICRC activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and neighbouring countries
View the documentRwanda: Do you know this child?
View the documentDemocratic Republic of Congo: Homeward bound
View the documentUpdate No. 97/10 on ICRC activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire)
View the documentBrazzaville and Kinshasa: Medical aid on both sides of the river Congo
View the documentUpdate No. 2 on ICRC activities in Congo-Brazzaville
View the documentBrazzaville/Kinshasa: Relief work progressing
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Priority in Kivu given to clean water and medical care
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Displaced people go home on barges
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo
View the documentICRC denounces killing of employee in Kinshasa
View the documentThe ICRC condemns and deplores two serious security incidents
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC opens office in Bunia
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Health programme in Oriental province
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: inauguration of limb-fitting workshop in Kinshasa
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC appeals for compliance with humanitarian rules
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: First visits to detainees and water for population
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Water and war
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC gains access to further place of detention in Kinshasa
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Visits to detainees and family news
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo
View the documentCentral African Republic: Congolese civilians arrive in Bangui
View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC opens an office in Kalemie

Update No. 10 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis

Geneva, 28 November 1996
From: ICRC Geneva
Msg No. REX/OPS 96/151

Vast numbers of Zairian displaced, Zairians affected by the conflict, Rwandan refugees and Burundian refugees remain without protection and assistance in eastern Zaire, and there are increasing indications that these groups are in very serious need of assistance. The fact that humanitarian organizations have still not been given access to the victims of the conflict is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. Immediate access for humanitarian organizations to provide protection and assistance is crucial if the victims of this conflict are to survive.

In Goma, new groups of refugees, many of whom are in poor condition, are arriving from the Masisi and are moving in the direction of Sake. Some 35,000 refugees were seen by ICRC delegates at Minova, on the western side of Lake Kivu. The ICRC is providing medical way stations along the Minova-Sake-Goma route, and continues its health activities in Mugunga and Goma town. In the last few days, several thousands of refugees, including many wounded, returned to Mugunga and received medical treatment from the ICRC before continuing on the road to Rwanda.

In Bukavu and its immediate surroundings ICRC delegates continued to assess the population’s needs and plan a medical assistance programme. Access to Uvira is still under discussion.

The ICRC-chartered Hercules cargo plane arrived in Kisangani from Nairobi on 27 November and has continued on to Kindu with ICRC staff, two vehicles and food assistance.

The ICRC delegate in Lubumbashi will leave for Kalemie on Friday, 29 November, to arrange for the setting up of an ICRC office in Kalemie.

In Kigali, the ICRC is providing assistance for returnees, concentrating on water and sanitation activities. High-protein biscuits are provided as necessary in transit centres for returnees waiting to be registered. Contingency plans covering further food and non-food assistance and water and sanitation are also underway in order to be prepared in the event of a new massive influx of returnees.

ICRC delegates continue to register unaccompanied children in eastern Zaire and Rwanda and to set up a tracing network to facilitate rapid family reunifications. In Byumba, Gitarama and Gisenyi the institution continues transfering unaccompanied children to orphanages or transit centres where they receive food and medical attention while efforts are being made to search for their families. In the past week some 4,000 unaccompanied children have been registered by ICRC teams and of these, some 1,000 reunited with their families in their communes of origin. The ICRC also supplied assistance materials in Kibuye in preparation for the arrival of unaccompanied children from Ruhengeri.

The hospital in Gisenyi was supplied with two ICRC anaesthetic kits.

As regards water and sanitation, two ICRC engineers are currently preparing a contingency plan for the prefecture of Cyangugu and South Kivu, in eastern Zaire. A stock of water and sanitation material has already been sent to Kamembe to be prepared if the need for rapid intervention arises.