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Holding the toy of a child and the look of an adult who saw too much a Rwandan boy stares into the camera at the AmeriCares Buranga, Rwanda clinic in Oct., 1994. A handful of  unescorted minors lived at the clinic, until it's departure in Dec., of 1994. Many children were orphaned or separated from their families during the massacres and subsequent civil war and mass exodus of people which resulted. The New Canaan, Connecticut humanitarian organization set up clinic about half way between Goma Zaire (now Congo) and Rwanda's capitol Kigali to hel people returning from the refugee camps in Goma. While they saw a trickle of refugees, the clinic actually treated more people living in the countryside suffering from illnesses which resulted from the destruction of the infrastructure of the country in civil war. (photo Rick D'Elia)
Holding the toy of a child and the look of an adult who saw too much a Rwandan boy stares into the camera at the AmeriCares Buranga, Rwanda clinic in Oct., 1994. A handful of unescorted minors lived at the clinic, until it's departure in Dec., of 1994. Many children were orphaned or separated from their families during the massacres and subsequent civil war and mass exodus of people which resulted. The New Canaan, Connecticut humanitarian organization set up clinic about half way between...
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