The 1994 Rwandan Refugee Crisis: Cultural Awareness in Managing Natural Disasters

Monday, September 25th, 2006
Tom Casadevall
7:30 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

The 1994 Rwandan refugee crisis was one of modern history's most complex humanitarian crises. In addition to the political, cultural, and military background to the crisis, volcano hazards had to be addressed when establishing temporary refugee camps in Zaire. This talk looks at the role earth scientists played in mitigating the volcano threat to the 800,000 Rwandan refugees who fled their country and settled temporarily in Zaire.
WILL-AM 580 FOCUS interview with Tom Casadevell

Event Video
Tom Casadevall

Director, Central Region, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver