À Goma, l'opération américaine "Support Hope", avec 2 000 hommes sur le terrain, sera logistique. Premier geste : on a installé un système d'épuration au bord du lac Kivu
- In Rwanda, the return movement of refugees is confirmed. According to the UNHCR, 1,500 of them crossed the border yesterday [July 26]. Kigali airport and roads are reopened to humanitarian organizations. Finally, in Goma, American assistance is being set up, notably with large water purification installations.
- With around thirty daily flights and unloading that last five hours, the airlift over Goma international airport has reached its saturation point. US General Jack Nix saw this and the US military would have to use other airports, Kigali or Bujumbura, to unload equipment. Operation "Support Hope", with 2,000 men on the ground, will be logistical. First step: we installed a purification system on the shores of Lake Kivu.
- If production is satisfactory, distribution by the United Nations remains a problem. The tanks are still arriving slowly. And then for this Kibumba camp of 350,000 people alone, the water represents only half a liter of water per person. So, from the surroundings or the camps, we come to fill a jerry can with polluted water.
- The international effort is also this Israeli hospital set up since Monday [July 25]. Eight Hercules planes brought technicians, a laboratory, equipment and 15 volunteer doctors and pediatricians. Against cholera and infectious diseases or even for pregnancy, 50 patients are already in tents, about fifteen in the emergency room and others are still waiting. Doctor Michel Koginsky: "What happened during the Second World War, we saw the indifference of the whole world. As a Jew we are doubly motivated to be here. If each country did the same thing, we would not would not be a small drop in the sea, but we could already do something serious".
- Ethnic violence is now spreading in Burundi, Rwanda's neighbor. Nearly 200 people have been killed in recent days during clashes between Hutu and Tutsi.