Philippe Gaillard : « Il y a sans doute des centaines de milliers de personnes qui sont mortes, des deux ethnies, de toutes les tendances politiques »
- I now suggest that you look at the last document that reached us from Rwanda: it concerns an orphanage or at least a place where, in Kigali itself, the capital of Rwanda, children who have been saved from deadly fighting. These children are taken in by the last international aid organization on the spot, the Red Cross. I suggest you listen to the person in charge of this house where these children are collected.
- "At the walk comrade. At the walk". What can a child who miraculously survived the killings sing? What can he sing, if not a warrior refrain taken up in a haunting ritornello. Where did he hear it? In his family, with the soldiers? Like him, there are dozens, often orphans, crowding into this Kigali hospital. Precarious refuge within firing range. Here you never know if you'll be alive in the next hour.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying in extremely difficult conditions to treat the wounded. Philippe Gaillard, head of the ICRC delegation: "We manage to follow. What does 250 wounded mean in Kigali? While there are probably hundreds of thousands of people who died, from the two ethnic groups, of all political leanings. And let it continue. We have testimonies that come to us every day, either from one side or the other, that the massacres are continuing. So here it's a bit for a haven of peace for the moment despite Stalin's orders passing over the roofs of the hospital and the delegation! Both parties know where we are. Both parties have promised us that neither the delegation nor the ICRC hospital would not be affected. They still said that he sometimes had errors in shooting and that we were not immune to this kind of error!".
- Shooting errors, they multiply. A shell fell this morning on the hospital of the International Committee of the Red Cross, killing two employees, injuring other people. "At the walk comrade. At the walk". In Kigali death is still on the way.