Médecins sans Frontières accused of boosting refugee figures in Zaire

Traumatised Rwandan refugees in Zaire in 1997 (© Kadir Van Lohuizen/Noor)


In 1997, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) was accused of inflating the number of Rwandan refugees it helped in Zaire, in order to boost donations. In this edition of Wide Angle, Michele Ernsting reports on the “business” of humanitarian aid.

Producer: Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: April  6, 1997