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C'est bien à un génocide que la communauté internationale se résigne malgré les images d'horreur qui depuis plus d'un mois nous parviennent

Card Number 31084

Number
31084
Author
Ockrent, Christine
Author
Thibault, √Čric
Date
11 mai 1994
Ymd
19940511
Time
23:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 23 heures
Title
C'est bien à un génocide que la communauté internationale se résigne malgré les images d'horreur qui depuis plus d'un mois nous parviennent
Subtitle
Cette guerre civile, qui oppose le Front patriotique rwandais aux forces gouvernementales, a déjà fait 200 000 morts.
Size
19875 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- During the speeches the massacres continue. It is indeed genocide that the international community is resigning itself to despite the horror images that have been reaching us night after night for more than a month now.
- In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, fighting continues between Tutsi rebels and government forces. Against all odds, this evening in Paris, the Secretary General of the United Nations said he was optimistic about the forthcoming dispatch of new blue helmets. And President Mitterrand is committed to French participation if the Security Council so requests.
- Every day Rwanda counts its dead. Every day Rwanda discovers new massacres. Corpses in a church, lifeless bodies in the streets of Kigali and epidemics lurking.
- In one month this civil war, which pits the Rwandan Patriotic Front against government forces, has already caused 200,000 deaths. Two ethnic groups clash in this bloodbath: the Tutsi rebels and the Hutu. In Kigali the Hutu massacre the Tutsi and fighting rages for control of the capital.
- In the midst of this tragedy, 400 blue helmets. 400 powerless men in the face of this civil war. The UN is currently trying to mobilize 5,500 men to stop this genocide.
- Then the only safety of the civilians is flight. Since the beginning of the war, 300,000 Rwandans have taken refuge in neighboring countries. After hours of walking, they settled in makeshift tents on the Tanzanian border.
- And then two and a half million men and women had to move inside Rwanda to escape the massacres. In total, almost half of the population of this country of seven million inhabitants is currently a victim of the war.