1.       The disaster – The Rwanda Genocide was one of the most horrible human tragedies that took place in our own time. More than 800,000 people, including innocent children studying at refuge tents, were killed in 100 days of 1994, a year that the Rwandan civil war culminated in the assassination of Hutu president, Juvenal Habyarimana. The Hutu believed the assassination was done by their old enemy, the Tutsis, one of the two Rwandan ethnic groups that had long ruled the country under the sanction from Belgian colonialists. When the Hutu began the merciless revenge to clear out their enemy by simply killing them all, a death toll reached almost 1,000,000. Even though the genocide originated from the long history of Western Colonialism, most Western societies remained indifferent; UN thought the situation was “too risky to attempt to help.”  The mass killing went on even after the 1994 massacre while some political efforts to bring peace into Rwanda had been initiating. It ended up leaving thousands of refugees who still get killed by mad militants somewhere in their refuge camps.  


~ by cjc128 on January 26, 2009.

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