Rwandan refugees in a U.N. truck in Goma, Zaire, wait to cross the border into Rwanda Friday. The United Nations has resumed voluntary repatriation of Rwandan and Burundian refugees after persuading Zaire to stop expelling them, but few in the crowded border camps appeared willing to go home without guarantees they will be safe there. "There are people here who are ready to die rather than return home," said Jean-Baptise Sibomana, a former teacher from Rwanda. The camp has about 33,000 residents, but only 87 showed up to take the U.N.-provided trucks back to the border Friday. The program had been suspended since April.
CAPTION ONLY: VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION OF RWANDANS AND BURUNDIANS RESUMES
By Deseret News