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À trois kilomètres de Kigali, le convoi de Bernard Kouchner est pris sous un feu nourri des guérilleros tutsi du Front patriotique. Des forces gouvernementales avait tenté de profiter de l'aubaine du convoi pour s'exfiltrer

Card Number 3363

Number
3363
Author
Piquet, Laurence
Author
Leymergie, William
Author
Girard, Renaud
Date
16 mai 1994
Ymd
19940516
Time
07:30:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 7 h 30
Title
À trois kilomètres de Kigali, le convoi de Bernard Kouchner est pris sous un feu nourri des guérilleros tutsi du Front patriotique. Des forces gouvernementales avait tenté de profiter de l'aubaine du convoi pour s'exfiltrer
Subtitle
Le projet de Bernard Kouchner est de tenter d'ouvrir un corridor humanitaire dans la capitale du Rwanda à feu et à sang.
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6865051 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- 200,000 dead in Rwanda, perhaps 500,000, the toll of the carnage is uncertain and the international community is still reluctant to intervene. Does the international community want to stop the genocide in Rwanda? Question so far unanswered. The UN Security Council must decide at the beginning of the week on the dispatch of 5,000 blue helmets.
- This weekend, Bernard Kouchner realized on the spot the extent of the massacres. Barely arrived in Kigali, which he joined at night by the northern route, Bernard Kouchner set to work. His project is supported by Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the blue helmets present on the spot: it is to try to open a humanitarian corridor in the capital of Rwanda with fire and blood, partially surrounded by the Tutsi guerrillas of the Patriotic Front.< br/> - First possible evacuees, children from two orphanages. And in particular those protected by Marc Vaiter, the Frenchman who refused to leave on April 11 with the French paratroopers who came to pick him up.
- Bernard Kouchner went on Sunday [May 15] to Gitarama where the interim government took refuge. The President gave him his agreement in principle. On the way back, three kilometers from the capital, Kouchner's convoy was caught under heavy fire from the guerrillas. Everyone in the ditch for half an hour. No injuries. Government forces had tried to take advantage of the windfall of the convoy to exfiltrate.
- There are still many obstacles: the roadblocks of over-excited and uncontrollable militiamen and, if the operation succeeds, the reception of orphans, for whom the Western countries are not in a hurry.