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M.U. Support For Survivors At Gatumba
EAB PRESS 041005-2
October 5, 2004

[EAB Press - Burundi] Mothers’ Union joined other groups and agencies to give assistance to the survivors of the massacre that took place at the refugee camp at Gatumba in mid-August.

159 Congolese refugees died in the atrocity, many of them women and children. More than 200 others were seriously injured and required hospital treatment.

Accompanying the Bishop and Archdeacon of Bujumbura, M.U. representatives from the Province and Bujumbura diocese took a range of items that included sugar, flour, fabric and clothing, plastic jugs and mugs, and soap.

They had an opportunity to meet with some of the survivors in order to express their profound sympathy and to pray with them.