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P02211.017

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number P02211.017
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer White, Justin
Place made Central Africa: Rwanda
Physical description Black & white
Copyright holder White, Justin

Description

Kibeho, Rwanda. 1995-05. An Australian soldier of the Australian Medical Support Force (AMFS) standing amidst the remains of a refugee camp. Two weeks earlier this had been the site of a riot and subsequent massacre. The soldier is wearing a United Nations (UN) blue helmet, and Australian Army issue camouflage uniform, flak jacket and carries his army issue Steyr rifle. He is also wearing a face mask and protective gloves because of the threat of disease. The AMFS was Australia's contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR).