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Des centaines de milliers d'habitants ont fui dans les pays d'accueil. Leurs conditions de vie sont précaires et les organisations humanitaires éprouvent d'extrêmes difficultés pour assurer l'essentiel

Card Number 30982

Number
30982
Author
Lefait, Philippe
Author
Monier, √Čric
Date
8 mai 1994
Ymd
19940508
Time
24:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 24 heures
Title
Des centaines de milliers d'habitants ont fui dans les pays d'accueil. Leurs conditions de vie sont précaires et les organisations humanitaires éprouvent d'extrêmes difficultés pour assurer l'essentiel
Subtitle
En Tanzanie, le plus grand camp de réfugiés au monde compte 1 500 nouveaux arrivants par jour.
Size
21091 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- The war claimed tens of thousands of victims in Rwanda. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people have fled to host countries. Their living conditions are precarious and humanitarian organizations experience extreme difficulties in providing the essentials.
- In the last 20 days, 200,000 Rwandans preferred to cross this [Rusumo] bridge. Today the bridge is empty. At its extremities, live the Tanzanian army and the Rwandan rebels who now hold two-thirds of the country.
- The bridge is empty but the flow of refugees has not dried up. Their own village had so far been spared the war. A bombardment yesterday finally decided them to hit the road. Their final destination, there it is: 20 kilometers from the border, the largest refugee camp in the world. Only three weeks ago there was only one reserve and a few tourists for photo safaris.
- Humanitarian organizations were very quick to react. The UN, through the High Commissioner for Refugees, the Red Cross and a few NGOs, including Doctors Without Borders, seem to have the health situation under control for the moment.
- On the other hand, the number of refugees poses many problems for the distribution of food.
- 1,500 new arrivals per day, that's the official figure here. The news from Rwanda is bad and no one knows if these refugees who settle here do so for a few weeks or, as in other African countries, for years.