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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dan O’Neill gathers an army of compassion with Mercy Corps

Rwandan refugee children plead with Zairian soldiers to let them cross a bridge to rejoin their mothers who had crossed the bridge moments before the soldiers closed the border in August 1994 in Bukavu, Zaire. For years, majority Hutus and minority Tutsis lived peaceably, side by side, only to explode in homicidal violence in which 500,000 people, most of them Tutsi, were massacred. Millions of other Rwandans fled as refugees.