Arrival in Rwanda
Interviewed for MAOHP - 07/02/2017
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Commandant Walsh recalls his journey to Rwanda and Nairobi and eventually Goma, where he worked for the charity GOAL. He recalls flying in an eight seater plane from Nairobi to Goma. He reflects on his feelings on getting closer to Goma and his anxieties about what was facing him. He details his early experience in Goma of seeing refugees dying from cholera and dysentery. He powerfully recalls the smell and the image of bamboo mats containing dead bodies.