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RWANDA--HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Margetts by leave amended her notice of motion and, pursuant to

notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--That the

Senate--

(a) deplores the violence in Rwanda which has resulted in the

killing of 200 000 people in Rwanda since fighting began on 6

April 1994;

(b) welcomes the Australian Government's recent aid decisions

providing a total of $1.5 million to relief organisations

working to alleviate the suffering arising from the conflict in

Rwanda;

(c) recognises the extreme nature of the situation and the urgent

needs of the 1.3 million displaced people, in particular the

need for food supplies and the need for medical supplies to

treat malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to:

(i) make efforts to stop the flow of arms into Rwanda, and

(ii) provide for further food and medical supplies through

relief organisations currently working in Rwanda and

Tanzania.

Question put and passed.