Goma, Zaire<br />
July 1994<br />
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The dead bodies of fleeing Hutus pilled up along the roadsides. Both former military and civilians, died in epidemics of cholera and dysentery that swept the roads and refugee camps in Zaire.<br />
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Following the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, in which Hutu militia groups and the Hutu lead Rwanda military, killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and sympathizers during a 100-day killing spree, 2 million ethnic Hutu’s, fearing reprisals, flee the country. The vast majority went to Goma, Zaire. People who had actively participated in the genocide hid among the refugees, fueling the First and Second Congo Wars.<br />
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The international community, and the United Nations in particular, drew severe criticism for its inaction in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide.

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Rwanda Genocide 1994
Goma, Zaire
July 1994

The dead bodies of fleeing Hutus pilled up along the roadsides. Both former military and civilians, died in epidemics of cholera and dysentery that swept the roads and refugee camps in Zaire.

Following the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, in which Hutu militia groups and the Hutu lead Rwanda military, killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and sympathizers during a 100-day killing spree, 2 million ethnic Hutu’s, fearing reprisals, flee the country. The vast majority went to Goma, Zaire. People who had actively participated in the genocide hid among the refugees, fueling the First and Second Congo Wars.

The international community, and the United Nations in particular, drew severe criticism for its inaction in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide.

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Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 29 Mar 2014
Location: Goma Zaire
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1994
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