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Des dizaines de milliers de morts, des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés : voilà le résultat de la terrible et effroyable guerre civile qui dévaste le Rwanda

Card Number 30981

Number
30981
Author
Roger-Petit, Bruno
Author
Bouchaud, Hervé
Date
4 mai 1994
Ymd
19940504
Time
08:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 8 heures
Title
Des dizaines de milliers de morts, des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés : voilà le résultat de la terrible et effroyable guerre civile qui dévaste le Rwanda
Size
14346 bytes
Pages nb.
1
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- Tens of thousands of dead, tens of thousands of refugees: this is the result of the terrible and appalling civil war which is devastating Rwanda. Horror and terror.
- Corpses, in the water, on the road, everywhere. In one month, the civil war in Rwanda has killed more than 100,000 people, perhaps 200,000, and the fighting is still going on. It is a fight to the death between two parties, but especially between two ethnic groups: the rebels of the RPF, the Rwandan Patriotic Front, with a Tutsi majority, and the provisional government led by the Hutu.
- The civilian population is trying to escape the massacres. On the roads, columns of refugees try to reach neighboring countries. A massive exodus: 250,000 Rwandans have already found refuge in Tanzania. This is where they arrived, an improvised camp a few kilometers from the border.
- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees calls for an emergency airlift. Sanitary conditions are catastrophic and already famine threatens. But humanitarian organizations also have another fear, that of seeing a resurgence within this camp of ancestral rivalries between Hutu and Tutsi.