The Digital Journalist
Philip Coburn
There were six refugee camps surrounding Goma, Zaire, with perhaps a million Rwandans displaced after the end of the Rwandan genocide and the slaughter of more than 800,000 people. They thought that the camps were safe havens, but disease spread like wildfire and, in fact, they began to perish very quickly. The people in this picture were some of the estimated 30,000 refugees who succumbed to the epidemic in the three or four weeks before it was contained. August 1994.