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Les massacres ethniques au Rwanda font fuir la population. En deux jours, plus de 250 000 réfugiés ont afflué en Tanzanie

Card Number 30986

Number
30986
Author
Bobillier, Laurence
Author
Minangoy, Robert
Date
1er mai 1994
Ymd
19940501
Time
12:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 12 heures [1:25]
Title
Les massacres ethniques au Rwanda font fuir la population. En deux jours, plus de 250 000 réfugiés ont afflué en Tanzanie
Subtitle
Au Burundi voisin, l'armée à dominante tutsi règle ses comptes avec les milices hutu.
Size
5231461 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- The ethnic massacres in Rwanda are driving the population away. In two days, more than 250,000 refugees have flocked to Tanzania, where humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to deliver emergency aid.
- They have been walking like this for four days on the roads leading to Tanzania. "They" are these Hutus, the majority ethnic group, who are fleeing from the advance of the Tutsi rebels of the RPF. They fear that tomorrow, in turn, they will be victims of revenge.
- On the head we carry the essentials, saved in haste: a bag of rice or corn, a mat or a mattress. The children follow the long infernal march without understanding why they had to leave the house. According to humanitarian organizations, they are already 250,000 to flee towards the East. At the UNHCR, at the International Red Cross, we have never seen an exodus of such magnitude.
- In neighboring Burundi, the ethnic dispute is already claiming victims: there, the predominantly Tutsi army is settling accounts with the Hutu militias. In the district of Kamenge, in the north of the capital, a precarious calm for 24 hours follows the firing of rockets and automatic weapons. The Tutsi soldiers evacuate the Hutu inhabitants to do the "cleaning up", they say. But how to distinguish a maquisard from a simple inhabitant? And when civilians get into army trucks to go to the stadium, it doesn't necessarily mean being safe.