British civilian medical missionary worked for Christian Outreach Tear Fund with Rwandan refugees at Lamasi Camp in Tanzania, 1995-1996
REEL 1 Various aspects of nursing training. Aspects of period in British Cameroons and Congo (Zaire), 1960s-1970s: situation in Cameroons and Congo; duties; story of being accosted by rebel soldiers; leaving Congo; methods of coping with difficult and dangerous situations. Recollections of period with Christian Outreach Tear Fund in Tanzania, 10/1995-1996: volunteering for Disaster Response Register, 1994; interviewing process; reasons for volunteering; information on Tear Fund; preparations for posting to Tanzania; importance of past experience in helping to prepare for Tanzania.
REEL 2 Continues: arrival in Ngara, Tanzania; impressions of Ngara; communications; other aid agencies based in area; journey to Lamasi camp; conditions in Lamasi camp; dwellings constructed by refugees; problems with rats; description of Banaco, K9 and Mushura refugee camps; divisions between Hutus and Tutsis; question of intermarriage; Tanzanians working in camps; control of camps and security; food rations for refugees; question of malnutrition.
REEL 3 Continues: food rations; punishment if refugees strayed too far outside camp; organisation of supplies of firewood; pressure on water supply; attitude towards massacres in Rwanda; aid agencies' refusal to supply UN with details of Rwandan refugees; question of intimidation and coercion within refugee population; description of Lumasi hospital; security; radio communications; most common illnesses treated; facilities at hospital; psychiatric patients.
REEL 4 Continues: psychiatric patients; funding of psychiatric ward by Surrey Rotary Clubs; treatment of psychiatric patients in Tanzania/Rwanda; language situation; refugees working in hospital and pay; control of drugs and other supplies; move to caring for children in hospital; illnesses treated; Aids testing; treatment of terminally ill; attitude of Rwandans towards Aids; symposium to mark World Aids Day in Lumasi camp and hospital; employment for refugees in camp.
REEL 5 Continues: various religious denominations represented within camp; impact of refugee camps on Tanzania; attitude of local Tanzanian people towards refugees; question of repatriation of refugees; attitude of refugees towards returning to Rwanda; question of 'forgiveness'; situation in Rwanda, 1996; attitude towards her work in Tanzania; reads poem 'I am a Youth' by Rwandan refugee, Uwimana Uwamaholo Lekheng.