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From the Archives: Disaster Relief Expert Fred Cuny.

Fred Cuny is an American relief worker who is believed to have been killed this year in Chechnya. He was there assessing the Chechen needs in an effort to one day help rebuild the ruined cities. Russian troops have battled Chechen fighters since late last year to quell the Chechen move towards independence. Cuny was the founder and president of the Intertect Relief and Reconstruction Corporation, which is based in Dallas. His work has taken him to Somalia, Northern Iraq, the Sudan, Nicaragua, Mexico, Biafra and other places where there is war, famine or natural disaster. In 1993 he worked on a water infrastructure project in Sarajevo funded by the Soros Humanitarian Foundation in conjunction with the UN High Commission for Refugees. We playback an interview with Cuny from 1993 when he was in Sarajevo. (REBROADCAST from 11/3/93)


Other segments from the episode on August 18, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 18, 1995: Interview with Russell Banks; Interview with Fred Cuny; Review of the film "The Usual Suspects."


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