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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: tragic plane crash in Kinshasa
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View the documentZaire: new humanitarian emergency in North Kivu
View the documentUpdate No. 96/1 on ICRC activities in Rwanda
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View the documentTribute to Zairian Red Cross volunteers
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View the documentBreaking the humanitarian deadlock in Kivu
View the documentUpdate No. 96/2 on ICRC activities in Zaire
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View the documentGreat Lakes: ICRC ready to act
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View the documentGreat Lakes: volunteers in action
View the documentZaire: ICRC operation gets under way
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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
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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
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View the documentUpdate No. 9 on ICRC activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and neighbouring countries
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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
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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
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View the documentDemocratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC opens an office in Kalemie

Update No. 11 on ICRC activities related to the Zairian crisis

Geneva, 2 December 1996
From: ICRC Geneva
Msg No. REX/OPS 96/156

The area in Eastern Zaire affected by the conflict seems to grow daily. Although the ICRC now has access to more locations in Eastern Zaire, many cities and large groups of people in desperate need of humanitarian protection and assistance remain out of its reach.

For the first time since the recent events, an ICRC team from Goma managed to get through to Rutshuru. Another team went to Minova where 5,000 refugees and displaced have gathered. On 29 and 30 November some 10,000 refugees crossed each day the border from Goma into Rwanda. Most of these people arrived from the Minova and Sake area.

In Kisangani, the situation has been unclear with some looting and related violence. On the road between Kisangani and Walekale a joint evaluation mission to Lubutu by the ICRC, Unicef and MSF had to be postponed.

In Kindu, the ICRC is setting up a logistic base. A group of 300 Zairian displaced have been assisted with food and non-food items in the town and 15 unaccompanied children are currently being looked after.

A Zairian Red Cross truck with ICRC relief supplies left Kindu for Shabunda. A small ICRC aircraft landed in Kalima, on the road between Kindu and Shabunda, to hand over relief items to the local Red Cross which is assisting some 500 displaced people. Additional relief goods will be transferred this week to Kindu by the ICRC-chartered Hercules aircraft.

In Bukavu, the ICRC supports the hospital with surgical equipment, medical material and medicine and will continue this form of assistance during the next few months. Medical supplies will also be provided to seven health facilities in the town, three of which are run by the Red Cross Society of Zaire.

The ICRC has not yet received the green light for its assessment of the situation in Uvira.

ICRC delegates from Lubumbashi reached Kalemie in Northern Shaba where over 8,000 displaced people have sought shelter. Assistance will be organized for them from Lubumbashi.

In Rwanda, the ICRC continued its programme on behalf of unaccompanied children. In all, the ICRC has transported 4,540 unaccompanied children from Gisenyi to different prefectures in Rwanda (as shown in the breakdown below). A total of 1,076 children were first taken from Goma and other locations to Gisenyi. The vehicles used consisted of ICRC trucks and buses provided by Save the Children Fund UK, IOM and the UNHCR.

Breakdown of destinations of children from Gisenyi:

Ruhengeri

709 children

Kigali

1,743 children

Gitarama

377 children

Kibungo

39 children

Kibuye

15 children

Byumba

581 children

For further information, please contact the External Resources Department.