Yunghi Kim 's statement HERE regarding Visa Pour L'image exhbition controversy and the mis-information that has been circulating in the French press. And the NYT Lens Blog HERE with caption correction.
DISCLOSURE: The caption below, written in 2014, includes story information revealed after original publication in 1994-1996. Previous captions from 1994 and 1996 were indicative of what was known when the events were considered a refugee crises. This widely published and recognized work ran with said captions. The events in Rwanda are now universally accepted as a genocide and current captions reflect this reality to avoid confusion.
Deadly Road Home: Goma, Zaire
Rwandan Refugee Crisis of In 1996, the deadliest refugee crisis in recent history came to an abrupt close as hundreds of thousands of Rwandan Hutus, many who had roles in the genocide, began to journey home to Rwanda.
The refugees had fled, escaping after genocidal rampaging caused the murder of at thousands mostly Tutsi. In refugee camps in neighboring Zaire (Congo) through 1994, another half-million Rwandans died of cholera claiming murders and refugee victims indiscriminately.
In the Mugunga camp, then the world's largest refugee camp, and despite months of fighting between rebels nearby, and intimidation by the camp's own Hutu militia not to return to Rwanda, refugees began to stream homeward. In early November, and within just four days, some 800,000 refugees had crossed the border back into Rwanda. Families, many decimated by the ethnic cleansing, had been separated for two years and were reunited.
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