Chronicles Of A Catastrophe Foretold

New Yorker writer David Rieff explores the paradoxes and failings of humanitarian interventions.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970904]

The first of two programmes in which New Yorker writer David Rieff explores the paradoxes and failings of humanitarian interventions.

Whether To Stay or Go. In Rwanda and the eastern Congo, the Hutu perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide are intermingled with genuine refugees in the UN-administered camps and are benefiting from the aid effort to stabilise the region. Aid workers are unsure of their mission and are asking whether bad things can ensue from good intent. Producer Noah Richler

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970904]

Unknown: David Rieff

Producer: Noah Richler

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970911]

In the second of two programmes, writer David Rieff of the New Yorker explores the failings of humanitarian interventions.

Albania's 's New Dawn. After the collapse of the crooked Albanian pyramid schemes, a multi-national force was sent in to safeguard the delivery of aid. But was the real point of the exercise to prevent refugees leaving for Europe? Producer Noah Richler

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970911]
01Whether To Stay Or Go19970904

In Rwanda and the eastern Congo, the Hutu perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide are intermingled with genuine refugees in the UN administered camps and are benefiting from the aid effort to stabilise the region.

An exasperated international community of humanitarian workers are unsure of its mission and are struggling with the question (-) can bad things ensue from good intent?

02 LASTAlbania's New Dawn19970911

In the wake of the collapse of the crooked Albanian pyramid schemes, a multinational force was sent into the country, ostensibly to safeguard the delivery of humanitarian aid.

But was the real point of the exercise to prevent refugees from leaving for Europe?