Survivor of Rwandan genocide helps orphans

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Marie-Claudine Mukamabano

Marie-Claudine Mukamabano

• April 7 marks the start of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda where Hutu extremists slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus. One of the survivors of the genocide is Marie-Claudine Mukamabano. She has dedicated her life to helping Rwandan orphans who lost their parents in the genocide.

• Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Libya and thousands more remain stranded along the country’s borders as fighting continues between supporters and opponents of Muammar Qadhafi. Relief organizations say that assistance is needed to meet the basic needs of people, including those stranded in Misrata.

• The emergence of microbes that cannot be killed by medicines threatens to undo successes achieved with the introduction of antibiotics. World Health Day is focusing on this issue. Dr. Wilfred Nkhoma of the World Health Organization says that drug resistant microbes are affecting efforts to combat tuberculosis, malaria and HIV.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Studio Engineer: Carlos Macias
Duration: 10’00″

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