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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing

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Poverty

20th Century Extracts

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This newspaper article looks at the crisis in Rwanda in 1994. Rwanda is in East Africa.

Rwandan apocalypse

  • Clinton announces ‘massive and immediate’ aid increase
  • $400m appeal
  • Refugee a minute said to be dying

Shocked by what President Bill Clinton termed possibly the world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis in a generation’, the United States plunged into the Rwandan tragedy yesterday, launching an emergency, round-the-clock military airlift to deliver international relief supplies to refugees dying by the thousands on the border with Zaire.

Mr Clinton announced his plans for a ‘massive and immediate’ increase in aid as the United Nations secretary-general, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, called for over Dollars 400 million to deal with the disaster, which relief agencies say is worsening swiftly as governments respond sluggishly.

‘Rwanda is today a human tragedy which concerns all of us,’ Mr Boutros-Ghali said. ‘This disaster, which is unfolding before our eyes, is our collective responsibility, the responsibility of the international community as a whole.’

President Clinton, saying that one refugee was dying every minute, said the US would support an immediate deployment of UN peacekeepers in...


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